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HOZAN, Early 19th C. Japanese Wood Lacquered Ojime - Okina Okame Mask

HOZAN, Early 19th C. Japanese Wood Lacquered Ojime - Okina Okame Mask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1308419

Please refer to our stock # 104 when inquiring.
 $95.00 
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 Okame on the reverse, with mother-of-pearl inlays. 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.