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similar to 19c netsuke mask SHOJO by SUKENOBU

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420149
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Listed Price $175.00
19th century netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of a SHOJO - mythical creatures living near the sea who are particularly fond of sake. Wonderful quality carving on ichii (Japanese yew wood) with clever use of wood texture to add to the charm of the piece, that being typical for the Hida school of netsuke carvers. Very nice tranquil face, beautiful staining and patina, old losses by its left eyebrow and on the right upper side on the back as can be seen on photos. Signed SUKENOBU on the back bar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1428029
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Listed Price $175.00
19th century netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of a SHOJO - mythical creatures living near the sea who are particularly fond of sake. Wonderful quality carving on ichii (Japanese yew wood) with clever use of wood texture to add to the charm of the piece, that being typical for the Hida school of netsuke carvers. Very nice tranquil face, beautiful staining and patina, old losses by its left eyebrow and on the right upper side on the back as can be seen on photos. Signed SUKENOBU on the back bar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1428031
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
19th century netsuke representing theatrical mask of Shojo. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Some obvious losses to paint from wear. Great modeling, wonderful depiction of its face and hair. Inscribed or signed on the back bar, but impossible to read because of paint losses . Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1427326
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
Very unusual late 19th century Japanese set of 20 ceramic theater masks netsuke mounted on wooden board with old silk brocade front and rosewood frame. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, very nice patina. each is impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. The masks are held by lengths of wire, and can easily be removed from the board if needed b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1411375
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Five late 19th to early 20th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing theatrical masks of (left to right): perplexed peasant Hyottoko , Kongo Rikishi as sumo wrestler, old man Okina, jealous woman Hashihime and an oni. Crisp detailing, wonderful faces, very pleasant wear and patina. Each is impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Average height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1411377
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Six late 19th to early 20th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing theatrical masks of (left to right): Hoptei, old man Okina, Kentoku, Karasu Tengu, Daikoku and O-Beshimi. Crisp detailing, wonderful faces, some enamel highlights, very pleasant wear and patina. Each is impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signatures 264 and 265. Average height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1427324
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
Unusual late 19th to early 20th century set of 20 different ceramic theater mask netsuke mounted on wooden board. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, very nice patina. The masks are held by lengths of wire, and can be removed from the board if needed. Decorative silk cord by the bottom and another one on top for hanging. Comes with original wooden storage box with cover. Inscribed on the front SHOHI SENNIN ONKO ZO (Shohi sage, m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367798
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a theatrical mask of Okame. Netsuke is skillfully carved the style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, great chubby face, wonderful patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SUKEYOSHI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 1051 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and definitely was a student of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1427325
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Very unusual late 19th century set of 20 ceramic theater mask netsuke mounted on wooden board with old silk brocade front and rosewood frame (the frame is perfectly rectangular, all distortions are from positioning during photography). Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, very nice patina. The masks are held by lengths of wire, and can be removed from the board if needed by cutting the wires. Board size 15 7/8 X 11 3/4 inches. Av...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1370138
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$148.00
Listed Price $185.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a theatrical mask of Okame. Netsuke is skillfully carved the style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece, wonderful smile and chubby cheeks, excellent patina. Signed SUKEKUNI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 1045 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and definitely was a student of Sukenaga. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395235
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century wooden netsuke of an actor in a role of shojo wearing richly decorated robe and typical shojo wig, and holding a folded fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Extraordinary carving with minute detailing - see the beautiful texture of the wig as well as features of the mask and textile patterns. Beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, excellent patina. Signed JUGYOKU on the bottom - for a lengthy discussion of this super...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387567
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century marine netsuke carved as a cluster of 7 theatrical masks, those of a fox, shojo ,Bishamon, Okame, Masukami, Bikuni and Beshimi, most probably all from the same play. Excellent carving, great faces, beautiful light staining. Wonderful wear and patina with superb sheen. Signed RANSEN on the back - this excellent pupil of Rantei is listed on p. 862 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395064
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century boxwood netsuke carved as a group of 7 theatrical masks of an oni, a shojo, Buaku, Okame, Okina, Hyottoko and Daikoku. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste with excellent precisely carved faces, very beautiful wear with superb patina. Signed GYOKUZAN in a rectangular reserve - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1373636
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks, those of demon Hannya, a fox, an oni, Okina, Hyottoko, a shojo and Okame. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, beautiful patina turning honey color on the back. Signed RAKUOSAI on a strip on the back - the artist is listed on p. 858 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1377189
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
19th century Japanese bronze netsuke representing a theater mask of Namanari. The mask is mostly used in the play The Cursed Metal Head-Ring for the role of the wife who is crazed with jealousy beyond any possibility of redemption. Uncommon image, very nice casting, cord opening is formed by the bar on tha back, wonderful patina, overall in excellent condition. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1378300
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, compressed dust in crevices. Signed RAKUUNSAI - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 507, number 1957). Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408924
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of 9 theatrical masks, most probably all from the same play. Excellent carving, great faces, beautiful staining. Hollowed inside in the manner of ryusa netsuke, wonderful wear and patina.. Length 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386442
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
19th century netsuke of a mask maker with a carving knife in one hand and a mask of Okame in the other. Wonderfully carved - see the smiling face, flowing lines of his robe and different textile patterns, beautiful patina on a very good quality material. Signed TOMOCHIKA in irregular shaped reserve on the back - for information on Tomochika the First see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1148. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1401259
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$380.00
Listed Price $475.00
19th century netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Akujo. Wonderful depiction of his severe expression, round eyes, full beard (carved even on the back of the mask) and expressive wrinkled forehead, excellent finish, beautiful patina, in absolutely perfect condition. Signed SUKEYASU on the back of the himotoshi loop - the artist is listed on p. 1051 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/4 inches.