Project Description

Stag Antler Obi-hasami Netsuke with Metal Element by Ozaki Kokusai

The face is inset with what I take to be a much older gilt copper plaque representing two kiku flowers, the right hand one with cloisonné enamel. The recto is carved with a reishi fungus at the top and a deep well cut signature below. The material is dark stained and gives the impression of having been much used

Signed. Tokyo. Circa 1870

Height 12.5cm