JPJJ14001 Vintage Japanese Hand Warmer

Rare and unusual ceramic hand warmer in the shape of a jolly, plump woman with engaging smiling red lips, in the image of Otafuku, the Goddess of Mirth. Legends abound concerning this image and familiar to most. Imbued with hilarity and warm feeling thus making a hand warmer in this shape and image is very appropriate, whimsical and imaginative. Late Taisho period, early Showa. Measures 9 1/2" x 8". Weighs 14 pounds.