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1910s OBIDOME netsuke BIRD & bamboo by TOSHIMITSU

1910s OBIDOME netsuke BIRD & bamboo by TOSHIMITSU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1414114
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Unusual late Meiji to early Taisho (1910s) Japanese bronze obidome (sash ornament) with inlaid and engraved design of a small bird about to land on a bamboo branch. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well.. Very clever design, superb work showing differentiated feathers and finely veined leaves. Different patinas and gilding, two loops on the back for an obi cord. Signed TOSHIMITSU followed by a stamp of the artist - it is quite unusual to see signed obidome. Length 2 9/16 inches.