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19c silver OJIME netsuke slide KANZAN with scroll

19c silver OJIME netsuke slide KANZAN with scroll


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1342749
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19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of and Kanzan with an open scroll in his hands. According to a legend, Kanzan and his companion Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Excellent detailing, great depiction of robe lines, gilding, wonderful wear and patina. The material appears to be tarnished silver (I am not sure, did not test it). Height 3/4 inches.