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20 Antique Japanese Netsuke Ceramic Masks on Silk
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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. The masks (from upper left) represent the following characters: shojo, 3 versions on Okame, Kentoki, Nasori, Akujo (moving lower jaw), 3 versions of demon mask, Taikofu, Bishamonten, Ko-Omote, Daikoku, Ebisu, Jurojin, Kotokuraku, Hyottoko, Usofuko and another version of Hyottoku. Board size 15 7/8 X 11 3/4 inches. Average netsuke height is about 1 7/8 inches.

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    20 Antique Japanese Netsuke Ceramic Masks on Silk

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    Jan 02, 2018
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    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. The masks (from upper left) represent the following characters: shojo, 3 versions on Okame, Kentoki, Nasori, Akujo (moving lower jaw), 3 versions of demon mask, Taikofu, Bishamonten, Ko-Omote, Daikoku, Ebisu, Jurojin, Kotokuraku, Hyottoko, Usofuko and another version of Hyottoku. Board size 15 7/8 X 11 3/4 inches. Average netsuke height is about 1 7/8 inches.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $25.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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