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19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256962

19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN
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617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Hashihime - a ghost of a wildly jealous woman. Uncommon image, crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Height 1 9/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256961

19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO
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617-945-5920


$200 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Demon Hannya. Crisp modeling with beautiful detailing, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. Height 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256959

19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Crisp detailing, great severe face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256958

19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a theatrical mask from a Noh play - most probably that of O-Beshimi (see NETSUKE MASKS by Bushell, plates 114-115). Crisp detailing, wonderful face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256947

19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Jurojin - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256946

19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO
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617-945-5920


$95 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Daikoku - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, several scratched areas showing gray clay body. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/16 inches.


Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1254021

Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest
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617-945-5920


$950 

Early 19th century decent size boxwood netsuke of a standing fox dressed as Buddhist priest, and leaning on a staff. This image of Hakuzosu the Fox-Spirit alludes to the kyogen plays Tsurigitsune (The Fishing Fox) or Konkai (The Cry of the Fox), both originating in the story of a priest of the Eitoku era (1381-1384) who worshipped the rice deity Inaba and was protected by three magic foxes. In the plays, a fox transforms itself into a priest and uses this disguise to warn humans of the dangers o ...click for details


19c netsuke TURTLE family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254019

19c netsuke TURTLE family
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617-945-5920


$850 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a turtle family (if there is such thing) with 2 parents standing on the base formed by 11 young. Essentially the netsuke is a wish for longevity, luck and multitude of children. Superb detailing - see beautifully incised patterns of their carapaces and leathery texture of their limbs. Excellent staining, wonderful wear and patina, very pleasant to the touch. Height 15/16 inches.


19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254018

19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI
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617-945-5920


$625 

19th century ivory netsuke carved in the round as a group of seven theatrical masks, including that of demon Hannya, Hyottoko, shojo and others. Very strong carving with fantastic quality of facial expressions, black and red ink highlights. Great wear and patina, yellowish on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed TOUNSAI on the back - the artist must have belonged to Kikugawa family, and closely associated with Hakuunsai - the netsuke very much resembles groups of masks b ...click for details


19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254017

19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus
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$595 

19th century ivory netsuke of half of a Buddhist gong decorated with 2 dragons contesting the Precious Pearl in their mouths, reserves on the body of the gong showing the scales of the dragons, and a single Sanskrit character. The back shows a rotting lotus leaf just about covering a lotus bud with stem. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of dragonsí faces, manes and scales. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by an uplifted edge of the lotus leaf, beautiful warm patina, wonde ...click for details

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