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HOZAN, Early 19th C. Japanese Wood Lacquered Ojime - Double-Sided Mask

HOZAN, Early 19th C. Japanese Wood Lacquered Ojime - Double-Sided Mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1308337

Please refer to our stock # 102 when inquiring.
 $75.00 
This is a finely carved and lacquered wood Ojime in the form of a Double-Sided Kyogen (Japanese Theater) character masks depicting Okina on one side and Buaku on the reverse. The center cord hole or himotoshi are lined with shakudo or copper and gold alloy. It is not signed, but is attributed to Hozan, a netsuke-shi who worked in wood with metals and lacquer accents in Early 19th century. He was a pupil of Hojitsu. Ojime measures 0.66 inches (1.6cm) in diameter, and 0.74 inches (1.8cm) tall. It is in excellent condition as may be seen in the posted photos.