8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
An ivory study of an oni, signed Mitsumasa, 19th Century
taking shelter and crouching beneath a Mongolian hat, while beans are being thrown at him in order to chase him out of the premises during the Oni Yarai festival, he looks ahead in fear, beans inlaid -- 1½in. (3.8cm.)
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