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Early 19c netsuke FOX & OKAME masks, DARUMA doll by TOMOCHIKA

Early 19c netsuke FOX & OKAME masks, DARUMA doll by TOMOCHIKA


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Early 19th century netsuke carved as a group of theatrical masks of Okame and a fox, a Precious Gem and a cloth doll of the Buddhist Patriarch Daruma. Wonderful faces, great detailing, old age lines, beautiful wear and patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - appears to be an early work by Tomochika the First - the artist is discussed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 inch.