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19c netsuke SALAMANDER by HEISHIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264859

19c netsuke SALAMANDER by HEISHIN
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$525 

19th century staghorn netsuke of a salamander on a length of half rotten trunk with some leaves on the inside and bark on the outside. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving - see its face with inlaid eyes, smooth skin and well defined paws. Porous center of the carving as is the nature of staghorn, beautiful wear and patina, signed HEISHIN on the bottom. Length 2 inches.


19c netsuke BEANS in wooden bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264857

19c netsuke BEANS in wooden bowl
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$350 

19th century ivory and wood netsuke representing a square bowl with a pile of cooked beans inside. Superb clever design in Japanese taste, prefectly carved and stained ivory beans, beautifully rendered shabbiness of an old worn wooden bowl with scars from long and useful life. Very humble with a lot of character. Size: 1 5/16 inches square.


19c netsuke TOBACCO PURSE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264856

19c netsuke TOBACCO PURSE
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$250 

19th century wooden netsuke of a tobacco purse. Simple elegant design in Japanese taste, beautifully carved different textile patterns, bronze nails for clasp, superb patina, extremely pleasant to handle. Length 1 3/4 inches.


19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1264854

19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKIHO
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$175 

Late Meiji (1890 to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Karasu-tengu (also called Tobi). Tengu are mythological creatures - half men, half birds - usually depicted as goblins, and known to be first-class fighters. Uncommon mask, excellent modeling, crisp detailing, white enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, ...click for details


19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1264853

19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO
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$160 

Late Meiji (1890 to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Demon Hannya. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, white enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts, 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 7/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask KENTOKU by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1264851

19c netsuke mask KENTOKU by SEKISEN
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$150 

Late Meiji (1890 to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Kentoku. Uncommon image, wonderful absurd expression, crisp detailing, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKISEN - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Height 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask OKINA by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1264850

19c netsuke mask OKINA by SEKISEN
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$130 

Late Meiji (1890 to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Okina. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, white enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKISEN - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Height 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask OKAME

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264849

19c netsuke mask OKAME
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$110 

19th century Japanese porcelain netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Okame (Otafuku). Wonderful chubby face, endearingly ugly. Crisp detailing, red and black lacquer highlights, very nice wear and patina. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c glass OJIME netsuke slide coral

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264848

19c glass OJIME netsuke slide coral
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$50 

19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball form rather well imitating red coral. Beautiful texture to the material, very pleasant patina. Height 1/2 inches.


Early 19c netsuke KIRIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1263471

Early 19c netsuke KIRIN
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$1450 

Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of an alert kirin sitting on oval base with its head raised, flames licking the sides of his body. Great inquisitive face, wonderful depiction of its tail and bumpy spine, eyes are inlaid with bronze. Fantastic sheen from wear, superb patina, very pleasant to hold. For a kirin carved by the same hand see Sotheby’s Bushell sale catalog of March 21, 2000, lot 136. Height 1 9/16 inches.

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