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ojime quirky

Postby angel » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:13 pm

Hello everyone. I found this Ojime. It has a good price, so I think I'll buy it. It has very peculiar drawings around. Someone seen anything like this before? reminds me of a Manju with abstract motifs, I think a water dragon or something.
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:55 pm

What's the size? Are you sure it is not a Chinese or even Tibetan bone bead? Not to put a damper on your purchase but it hasn't convinced me of its origins and function which could dramatically influence price.
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby angel » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:27 pm

It is a Japanese auction. You can see the dimensions easily.

宜しくお願い致します

時代:幕末明治期

状態:良好

寸法:高さ約2.0cm  径約0.9cm

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Re: ojime quirky

Postby angel » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:35 pm


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Re: ojime quirky

Postby Tama » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:43 pm

Rain dragon, Angel.

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Re: ojime quirky

Postby carlomagno » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:45 pm

The fact the auction is in Japan does not add to the piece at all Angel, is easy at first sight of the pictures to associate with asakusa rain dragon but most probably a Chinese bead
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby chonchon » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:50 pm

angel wrote:It is a Japanese auction. You can see the dimensions easily.
宜しくお願い致します Thank you for your consideration
時代:幕末明治期 Period: Bakumatsu/Meiji
状態:良好 Condition: Good
寸法:高さ約2.0cm  Size: About 2.0 cm tall
径約0.9cm Diameter 0.9cm
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:06 pm

Thanks, Piers. The first post lacked this info. What is your opinion? Japanese origin?
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby chonchon » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:40 am

Hard to say, Alan. Looking at his other goods he seems to offer a mixture of old and new, Japanese and Chinese, so as a dealer he does not inspire confidence in me. The Ojime of Angel's above does bear convincing Asakusa-like carvings, but the internal channel diameter is uncharacteristically not consistent end to end. The old adage "When in doubt, pass" would guide me here, but the price suggests others are convinced of its authenticity.
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Re: ojime quirky

Postby angel » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:14 pm

thanks for your opinions. As Tama says, my first impression was that it was a dragon rain. but now, after reading our opinions and watch a little better, I also have doubts. I think I'll advice Piers "When in doubt, pass".


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