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Early 19c netsuke 7 THEATRICAL MASKS by RAKUOSAI

Early 19c netsuke 7 THEATRICAL MASKS by RAKUOSAI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1373636
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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.