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298 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF AN ONI SCRUBBING AN OKAME MASK

299 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A REPENTANT ONI BY TOMOAKI

Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

By Tomoaki, ivory netsuke Japan, Edo, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An ivory netsuke of a clothed oni washing a mask of the Shinto goddess Okame in a tub. The oni is repentant with a determined and slightly wild expression with large eyes. Natural himotoshi.

A finely stained ivory netsuke depicting a repentant oni. The oni has an amusingly determined expression while hitting a temple gong with a mallet and holding a rosary. He is wearing priestly clothing and is seated on a base, the underside incised with fine patterns and the signature in a wavy reserve TOMOAKI ĺ?‹ć˜Ž. Tomochika school.

HEIGHT 4.5 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Excellent condition. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

HEIGHT 4 cm Provenance: British collection. Condition: Excellent condition. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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