Japanese Netsuke

Vintage Japanese Sashi-Netsuke | Stag Antler and Manju Ojime


Age:Edo period, first half 19th century

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: Horn-3-1/4”l; Ojime-1-3/4”dia

Japanese Sashi-Netsuke natural tip of a deer antler, called sashi-netsuke, made of a young deer’s antlers, with beautiful natural horn dark brown patina. in the thicker part (the crown) of the antler with a cord attaching to the Ojime. This type of netsuke with its carved wood Manju Ojime, (Kiyomizu-Dera Temple and flora scene) was stuck between the windings of the man’s obi (sash) and considered part of the Sagemono kimono fittings. 

Condition: Excellent condition and beautiful Japanese artistry and functional design. Retains the original natural patina, craft/workmanship, having no discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear, or structural damage.