Project Description

Lacquered mask netsuke of Ko-Beshimi

With vestiges of flesh coloured lacquer which must originally have covered the whole face

Signed: Tenjo. Early 20th century

4.1 cm high


Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht


Max Rutherston, “Japanese Masks, Peter E. Müller”, privately printed, 2017, no. 78

Although the mask seems at first glance to be carved from wood, I suspect that it is moulded


Price: £180