RARE JAPANESE OJIME GOURD CARVED LACQUER EDO PRE-1868
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Rare Japanese Antique Ojime Hand Carved Brown Lacquer Gourd. Beautiful traditional bead suspended above the Netsuke. 15X16.5mm. Hues of Red, Beige, Black, Brown Layered Lacquer with carved Scene . Traditional Japanese motif of the Gourd Water Jug. Exquisite!
No Metal rings. An enhancement to your collection. Condition is very good for pre-1860.
Netsuke were attached by a chord to the Ojime which loosened and tightened the chord above the compartmentalized Inro. The chord on which the Inro hung ran under the kimono Obi (belt) secured in place by the Netsuke positioned over its stiff fabric edge.. This acted as a secure device to prevent the Inro from detaching from its owner.)
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