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19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKISEN

19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKISEN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1308742
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Late 19th to early 20th century 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. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, white enamel highlights, very nice patina, 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 7/8 inches.