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.Domestic: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Massachusetts
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