Netsuke – Shishi-mai
Netsuke – Shishi-mai
Netsuke – Shishi-mai
Netsuke – Shishi-mai
Netsuke – Shishi-mai

Netsuke – Shishi-mai

Regular price
Guide Price: £800.00
Sale price
£800.00

A karako peers out from a shishi-mai costume. His eyes ar inlaid in glass and inside the shishi-mai mouth is a movable ball in an amber-coloured material. The reddish brown wood is nicely worn and displaying a fine patina. The himotoshi is formed by a large opening under the costume and the exit ringed with green-stained material.

Signed, Miwa with a kao.

Early 19th century

Similar examples:

MCI page 571

 If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

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Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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