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02/13 18:15 EST

A Rare Antique Ceramic Obidome of Okina - Meiji
February 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a finely painted small ceramic obidome of the Noh drama character called “Okina”. Obidome, as was true for netsuke, were often imitations of full-size Noh masks. The piece is painted in thick enamel and is very detailed – from the stylized white eyebrows to the white beard that flows to the left of his chin.

An obidome is a small decorative accessory that is fastened onto obi jime. It is not used very often...

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