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19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKIHO

19c netsuke mask KARASU TENGU by SEKIHO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1337858
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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, signatures 258-260. Height 1 13/16 inches.