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19c shunga netsuke OKAME, ONI & mushroom

19c shunga netsuke OKAME, ONI & mushroom


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1409452
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19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with metal plate depicting Okame leaning on a large screen as she grabs the belt of an escaping oni who is carrying a large mushroom in its hand. The netsuke is of shunga type with mushroom bearing not so subtle sexual connotation. Superb quality work with multi-metal inlays and gilding, wonderful faces, great detailing of robe pattern and pine saplings and rising sun on the screen, oni’s left foot is an old loss. Fixed in a bowl with one stabilized crack to the side, very nice patina. Diameter of the metal disk 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 13/16 inches.