Wood Kagamibuta Netsuke Crystal Ojimi
Sig: illegible. Circa: 18th-early 19th century
Netsuke: H 1.7 in.(4.5cm), W 1.7 in.(4.5cm), D 0.7 in.(1.25cm)
Ojimi: H 7.5
in.(11cm), W 7.5 in.(14cm), D 0.75 in.(2cm)
Condition: Aged worn netsuke, oa. very good!
mokuhanga (woodblock print) kagamibuta manju of a classic style tiger hidden in
the bamboo grove, proficiently carved in cherry wood, stained with a rich black
on the outer surface, bearing age and usage appearance with minor blemishes but
is in very good condition. The large crystal ojimi and cord also appeared to be
the original attachments. Since tiger is an ancient symbol of strength and bravery
of the warrior class, the manju is likely once used by a man of a samurai rank.
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