12 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A Group of three Japanese wood netsuke, 19th Century
the first carved in relief with a a young boy, surrounded by masks of Hyottoko and Kitsune, a taiko drum and crotal; the masks of Warai-jo and a laughing Uba sitting on a neatly tied bunko box, signed Masakata; the last of a group of nine Noh and Kyogen masks; and a wood okimono of a fish, eyes inlaid -- 7 7/16in. (19cm.) long max. (4)
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