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19c OJIME netsuke slide PRECIOUS OBJECTS by KOZAN

19c OJIME netsuke slide PRECIOUS OBJECTS by KOZAN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1337632
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19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a fruit pit skillfully carved with Takaramono - a group of objects, each endowed with an emblematic meaning: Kakuregasa (the hat of invisibility), Daikoku’s mallet, Tama (sacred pearl), axe-shaped coin, an inexhaustible purse with money, a key and a kite. The ojime is essentially a wish for luck, health and prosperity. Excellent carving with precise detailing, highlights inlaid with silver wire, beautiful mellow brown patina. Signed KOZAN in raised rectangular reserve - Toryusai Kozan was famous for his walnut and fruit pit carvings - see p. 681 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 11/16 inches