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19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI

19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1314722
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19th century netsuke representing a female mask carver seated on a brocade pillow and holding a mask of an old woman and a carving knife. Excellent carving - see her face, hair and beautifully incised textile patterns. Wonderful light staining, great warm patina. Signed TOMOAKI in irregular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 5/16 inches.