8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 312
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A group of three mask netsuke, late 19th Century
the first of wood, representing the smiling Okina, signed on an antler reserve Yamaguchi (?); another of ivory of a Rakkan, eyes inlaid and signed on an oval aogai reserve Sozan; the last of wood, of nine masks including Hyottoko, Kitsune, Oni, Hannya and Okame, signed Hakuunsai -- 2 1/8in. (5.3cm.) (3)
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