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19c netsuke SHISHI mask moveable jaw

19c netsuke SHISHI mask moveable jaw


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1343410
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19th century netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) mask with moveable jaw used in Shishimai dance. Very nice crisp carving, eyes with traces of gold lacquer, pupils are inlaid with black horn. Clever design, the jaw moves smoothly, beautiful patina on the wood. Length 1 7/16 inches.