This very compact, charming and meticulously decorated netsuke shows the Shinto goddess Okame dressed in a long garment, with characteristically chubby cheeks and laughing. Her small bare feet and long hair reaching to the ground on the back and in between the excellent himotoshi are subtle details. The ivory of a beautiful color with a deep patina.
HEIGHT 4.3 CM
Condition: Good condition, vertical age cracks on the sides
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman