This antique Japanese sagemono, circa 1850, features a dragon theme and many fine and interesting details. The inner pocket has an bone clasp and the interior of the piece has a floral motif of one side.
The main clasp is of silver (part of it is missing) The netsuke (ojime) is dragon in a large. Red lacquered flower pattern wooden Ojime bead (which is very rare). And is attached by a chain to the leather.The leather has an amazing dragon the length of the three main panels. This piece has original wear, but this is a museum quality piece. Japanese had no pockets in their kimono so many items of daily life were worn suspended from the obi, or carried in suspended containers. These items or suspended containers are called "sagemono", also known as koshisage. The closed leather sagemono is 8,5 cm x 13,5 cm. The chain is 10 cm.
To the netsuke, which is. 5cm x 5 cm across. The item "1850s Antique Japanese Sagemono, rare red laquer wood ojime (netsuke)" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Netsuke". The seller is "turekunda" and is located in München. This item can be shipped worldwide.