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KIZAN Superb Late 18h C Japanese Netsuke, 7-Mask Group

KIZAN Superb Late 18h C Japanese Netsuke, 7-Mask Group


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1324896

Please refer to our stock # 147 when inquiring.
 $750.00 
This is a Superb, Late 18th Century, excellently hand-carved Boxwood Netsuke depicting a Noh Mask Group of Seven. Among the ancient Japanese Theater characters represented on this mask group are Okame, Otafuku, Hannya, Usofuki, Buaku, Oni, and Bikumi. Outstanding detail and expression in this remarkable miniature sculpture. Netsuke has been wonderfully preserved with a deep patina, as may be seen in the posted photos. Signed Kizan (Kameyama) in a rectangular reserve. Himotoshi lined with a natural material. Netsuke measures 1.47 inches3.7cm) wide, 0.88 inches ( 2.5cm) deep, and 1.50 inches (3.8cm) tall Note: a reference to carver Kizan and his signature may be found in page 626 of George Lazarnik's Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read their Signatures.