© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: OSJAP0719-032
A FINE IVORY AND SHAKUDO KAGAMIBUTA NETSUKE DEPICTING SHOKI THE DEMON QUELLER WITH ONI
Unsigned, kagamibuta netsuke with shakudo, gold, copper and ivory
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Shoki has a full beard and wide hat, his face showing a characteristically grim expression. Shoki is a hunter of demons, who in many depictions are a little craftier than he is. This kagamibita netsuke shows a horned oni close beside him with a gleeful expression, its head made from copper. The demon and Shoki are executed in high relief, with an iris (shobu), which is meant to dispel demons, behind them.

DIAMETER 4.2 CM

Condition: The ivory bowl with a crack, and missing the central section at the back, otherwise good condition
Provenance: British private collection

Verkaufspreis:  € 500

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