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19c iron OJIME netsuke slide PRUNUS & BUTTERFLY by TENMIN

19c iron OJIME netsuke slide PRUNUS & BUTTERFLY by TENMIN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1380503
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century seed form iron ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) with applied decoration of a flowering prunus branch and a butterfly in flight. Excellent crisp work with silver inlays and gilding, paktong liner to the central hole, very nice patina. Signed TENMIN on inlaid silver plaque - the artist is listed on p. 1088 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 3/4 inches.