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19c OJIME netsuke slide shunga OKAME ONI MUSHROOM by TENMIN

19c OJIME netsuke slide shunga OKAME ONI MUSHROOM by TENMIN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1343583
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19th century mixed metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in flattened shape, the front depicting Okame with fan on the background of full moon, the back showing oni kneeling in amazement in front of a very suggestively shaped mushroom. Excellent work with use of bronze, white bronze and copper, gilding, significant wear wear, beautiful patina. Signed TENMIN on the front - this excellent metal artist is listed on p. 1087 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1/2 inches.