Japanese Ivory Netsuke, Oni.
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980: item # 1067110
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CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
|Depicting a creature from Japanese folk lore variously translated as demons, devils or trolls. They seem to be assigned responsibility for various events or actions for which there is no immediate, obvious explanation. Crafted in ivory with small horns, fangs and unkept hair, the carver has captured the essence of the Oni. This is further accented by the use of, inset hornbill and ebony eyes. The cord fastening device shown on the back is somewhat manju like. Signed. Size 1.75" x 1". 1970's.|