All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388873
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round with a man trying to fish in a stream with a double gourd next to a pine and a woven fence. Ojime illustrates a Japanese proverb “Namazu hyotan kindama” (A gourd against a catfish) meaning useless effort similar to trying to catch a slippery fish with a gourd. Wonderful carving, excellent detailing, beautiful warm patina, metal liner to the central hole, in great condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388872
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in medium relief with a falcon hunting a small bird among the pine branches. Very crisp carving, pleasant patina, in excellent condition. Height 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388870
19th century iron ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) with applied decoration of two pomegranates on a branch, with seeds in one of the fruits showing. Pomegranate stands for a wish for many sons, as numerous as this fruit seeds. Excellent detailing, some gilding, nice patina, liner for the central hole. Height 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388869
19th century lacquer ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of ball shape carved in medium relief with a phoenix, its luxurious 3-plumed tail wrapped around the perimeter of the ojime. Material for the piece is created by layering differently colored lacquer, so the sides of incisions show those differently colored layers. Wonderful work, brown lacquer upper layer, beautiful design, metal liner to the central hole. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388868
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a natural fruit pit skillfully carved with 2 scenes of scholars engaged in discussions, all among swirling clouds. Excellent carving in deep relief with precise undercutting and complete piercing of the body of the pit. Very nice mellow brown patina, overall in excellent condition. Height 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388867
19th century coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of simple barrel shape. True coral of beautiful deep red natural color (not stained), nice patina on the surface. Height 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388866
19th century coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in flattened ball shape. Natural salmon pink coral with white areas and porous structure, wonderful simplicity to the piece, beautiful patina. Diameter 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388865
19th century unusual staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved with a design of leaves repeated twice in the central register, and pierced decoration at the poles. Leaves probably represent a samurai family crest. Nice and very clever work, pleasant patina, metal lining for the central hole. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388864
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a ball woven out of bamboo skin strips. Clever design, nice work, metal liner to the central hole, wonderful feel of age, pleasant patina. Height 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1388863 (stock #831)
Kai-awase, made from a natural clamshell (Jp. hamaguri, Lat. Meretrix lusoria), the interior surfaces of both halves depicting a nearly identical scene from the Heian-Period literary classic Genji Monogatari hand-painted in the traditional Yamato-e style, characterized primarily by a predominance of gold leaf in addition to natural-pigment polychrome. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388862
19th century lacquer ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of ball shape with brown lacquer surface and carved out areas showing layers of yellowish and red lacquer beneath. Nice work, overall in very good condition. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388861
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a ball woven out of rice straw. Nice work, metal liner to the central hole, wonderful feel of age, pleasant patina. Height 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388859
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with pierced decoration of geometric designs. Nice work, wonderful feel of age, pleasant patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388857
19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in barrel shape with complex interwoven red and white streaks resembling kelp strands. Excellent crisp work, very pleasant to hold. Height 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388856
19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with transparent light green body, its surface with pink roses among aventurine glass stems, very pleasant patina. Diameter 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388855
19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in slightly flattened ball form with black body and leaf and stalk shaped red and white glass designs. Beautiful surface, very pleasant patina, large central hole. Diameter 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388854
19th century transparent glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of square section with faceted corners. Nice patina on the surface. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388852
19th century sea blue glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of square section. Very pleasant surface with wonderful patina. Height 7/16 inches.