Shichifukujin Gods of Japan

These are the Seven Lucky Gods. They are delicately carved and colored nephrite jade. They have no date or authentication markings.


These figurines are approximately 1-1/2 inches wide and tall.

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June 3, 2024
Fair Market Value:

Hi Susan, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. It's rare to find nephrite jade Shichifukujin; most that come to the auction market are carved wood or other materials. The fact that these are unmarked, without a clue to who made them, keeps the value on the lower side as collectors like to have as much information about them as possible. It is highly probable that this set was carved in the late 19th Century, during the Meiji period. Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: A set of seven hand-carved nephrite jade Shichifukujin (Gods of Fortune) Japanese, late 19th Century Depicting the seven Gods of Fortune or Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) in nephrite jade with hand-colored elements. Unmarked Each approximately 1-1/2 inches tall. CONDITION: These appear to be in good condition PROVENANCE: Inherited $ 400-600 for the set* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto. ~ Delia