CLARKE and CLARKE Art + Artifacts
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1980 item #1067884 (stock #AJ-09-AA)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$325.00
This large Demon face is very arresting. The carvers attention to detail in portraying the angry face with its open mouth and bulging eyes is an artistic accomplishment. A large, some what manju style netsuke in ivory with the carvers signature on the back. The scratch across the forehead does not detract from the attraction of the piece. 2.5"x 2". Mid 20th C.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1980 item #1067110 (stock #AJ-1-AA)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$295.00
Depicting a creature from Japanese folk lore variously translated as demons, devils or trolls. They seem to be assigned responsibility for various events or actions for which there is no immediate, obvious explanation. Crafted in ivory with small horns, fangs and unkept hair, the carver has captured the essence of the Oni. This is further accented by the use of, inset hornbill and ebony eyes. The cord fastening device shown on the back is somewhat manju like. Signed. Size 1.75" x 1". 1970's.