menpo mask for sale

 Netsuke with a shishi and tamaSigned: MasahiroOsaka school, early 19th centuryKatabori ivory netsuke, with eyes inlaid in brassLenght: 4.2cm Seated with its head turned to the right with one forepaw resting protectively on a large smooth ball, the hind legs forming the himotoshi.Masahiro was pupil of Ohara Mitsuhiro and worked generally in his master’s style. This netsuke, however, is much closer, for subject and style, to Garaku’s works.Sku: net-1237     

Kitsune netsuke
Ivory netsuke of a Kitsune, Dancing fox19th centuryHeight: 7.4 cmProvenance:Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1966In the traditional Japanese mythology the kistune are a very common subject: long-lived creatures with great intelligence, they are able to develop supernatural powers such as the ability to change appearance and deceiving people by assume human form.At fifty years old, the kitsune gains the ability to turn into a woman or to possess the body of human beings (kitsunetsuki)At the age of a thousand years, it becomes white or gold, increases his powers and ascends...

Ressei menpo
Ressei menpoHalf mask for samurai armor with fierce expressionMyōchin school, early Edo Period (1615-1867)17th century Rare mask of fierce (ressei) expression, with bold lines and a large nose.Large draining hole (asegashi-no-ana) and thin iron sheet, as typical of older masks.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. Menpo for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: men-628  

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