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19th century Japanese mixed metal obidome (sash ornament) in a form of a Ashinaga (long legs) as a seated South Seas islander wearing a loincloth and holding a hand drum and a striker. 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. Somehow very cheery design, superb quality work (see his muscular arms and absurdly long legs with splayed toes), fantastic crisp detailing, gilding, some wear as to be expected. The back and loops appear to be silver. Length 1 7/8 inches.

Reserve: $225.00

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    19c mixed metal OBIDOME netsuke ASHINAGA

    Estimate $250 - $300Jan 22, 2020
    Starting Price $150
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #23618 in Massachusetts
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Jack Nelis
    Asian Antiques Specialist