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Katalognummer: NE0920-036
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A TENGU MASK ON A FEATHERED FAN
Unsigned
Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Depicting the mask of a karasu-tengu, with a large expressive beak, on top of a feathered fan - an allusion to the fan the tengu king Sojobo carries with him. The ivory shows a glossy yellowish patina with spots of honey. The tengu’s large eyes are inlaid in dark horn. Good himotoshi through the back.

HEIGHT 5.3 cm

Condition: Several natural age cracks. Beautiful patina.
Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, collection no. 95, acquired from Galerie Gemini in 1995.

Auction comparison:
A very similar netsuke by Hidemasa was sold by Zacke, Japanische Netsuke und andere Sagemono, 1986, Vienna, no. 23.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 1.200
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 600

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