Posted by: softypapa | January 29, 2008

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell – Aka Oni Suzu

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell Aka Oni Suzu Tokaido Softypapa

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell Aka Oni Suzu Tokaido Softypapa

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell Aka Oni Suzu Tokaido Softypapa

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell Aka Oni Suzu Tokaido Softypapa

Vintage Ceramic Japanese Red Ogre Bell Aka Oni Suzu Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Striking in appearance, this wonderful little Japanese ceramic bell (suzu) takes the form of a red Japanese mountain ogre.  Ogre’s are called Oni in Japan where they typically depicted as red, blue  or sometimes yellow in color.  Though frightening in appearance Oni are not always bad and may sometimes befriend humans.  The statue is in good condition with no chips or cracks or scratches though it does have some marks and scratches from handling and age.  There is also a mark on the bottom which may have been caused by a sticker.  The figure does, in fact, act as a bell and will ring (rattle really) when gently shook.  A knotted rope decorates the top of the statue.

Size:
Height: 2.9 inches (7.5 centimeters)
Weight: 4.5 ounces (129 grams)

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item code: R1S4-0003655
ship code: L1650

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