Project Description

Pale boxwood mask netsuke of a Smiling Woman by Deme Family 

With unusual inlaid ebony brows, the hair incised and stained

Signed Deme. 19th Century

4.3cm high

Provenance: 

Peter E. Müller, Küsnacht

Literature: 

Max Rutherston, “Japanese Masks, Peter E. Müller”, privately printed, 2017, no. 39

MR2331