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Antique Japanese Noh Oni Mask Netsuke with Signature

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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese blackwood netsuke carving of an Oni Noh theatre mask, with piercing gilt eyes and teeth, pointed ears and two short horns, while a tiny ball rolls around loose in the beast's mouth. The backside of the netsuke has a calligraphy inscription / signature.

Meiji period (1868-1912), 19th Century

Size: 2" H x 1.5" W x 1.25" thick