15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000
A Collection of nine ojime, 19th Century
the first seven in various metals, such as iron, bronze, copper and gilt: spherical in basket weave; the figure of Otafuku seated in kimono; another, of a lady also seated; a peach with attached sprig; a fly resting on an edamame bean, sealed Ho; a tobacco pouch; another, cast and pierced with sprays of kiku; of wood with silver inlay in the form of an omamori; and the last of iroe lacquer in the shape of a vajra -- 0¾in. (1.9cm.) max. (9)
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