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19c coral netsuke OKAME smallpox charm by CHASEI

19c coral netsuke OKAME smallpox charm by CHASEI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1320562
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19th century small natural coral netsuke carved as a seated Okame, her feet tucked beneath her, hands folded in contemplative position, hair tied in a knot on the back. Judging by its size, use of Okame, a lucky figure, in combination with the color red and coral as material, this piece may have been used as a protective device against smallpox and was meant for a child. Beautifully carved out of salmon pink coral with white areas, excellent face, hair and hands, wonderful finish to the surface. Signed CHASEI in rectangular reserve. Height 1 inch.