Japanese netsuke in the form of an Oni mask

Japanese netsuke in the form of an Oni mask

SKU: F273
$800.00Price

 

Japanese netsuke in the form of an Oni mask

 

Country of origin: Japan

 

Material: Boxwood (Buxus sp.)

 

Maker: not signed

 

Age: 19th century

 

Condition: Excellent with a lovely patina

 

Comments:

  • A netsuke is a toggle used at one end of the cord which is hung over the obi (waistband). The other end of the cord has an inro (a small tiered storage container for medicine, money, etc) and the netsuke serves to stop the cord and the inro from slipping through the obi.
  • An Oni is a traditional ogre known from various Japanese fairy tales and is depicted with horns on his head. Oni appear in numerous cultural practices and traditions, festivals and stories.

 

Stock no: F273

 

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