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1930s mother of pearl OBIDOME netsuke EGGPLANTS

1930s mother of pearl OBIDOME netsuke EGGPLANTS


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1940: Item # 1412445
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Early Showa (1930s) Japanese mother of pearl obidome (sash ornament) carved in a shape of 4 nasu - Japanese eggplants. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Beautiful off-white mother of pearl material, crack seen in Enlargement 4 is a natural feature of the shell, very pleasant matte finish, two metal loops on the back for an obi cord. Length 1 1/2 inches.