Two Wood Netsuke, Meiji Period and Later
Each finely carved, one a men-netsuke (mask) depicting a smiling Okame, her hair parted at the centre framing her plump face. The second of a coiled cobra, its scaled body wrapped in a serpentine manner and its head raised and hood expanded, baring its teeth
cobra height 1.5" — 3.9 cm.
the cobra signed by the artist
For a similar mask of Okame, please see Bonhams London, May 14, 2015, lot 52
From an Important Private Collection, Canada
Department: Asian Art