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

Provenance:

Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht

Literature:

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

MR2346

Price: £180