Asian Art Auction

November 28, 2016

LOT 45
Two Wood Netsuke, Meiji Period and Later
  • Two Wood Netsuke, Meiji Period and Later

45

Two Wood Netsuke, Meiji Period and Later

明治時代 木雕根付兩件

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

Estimate $500-$600

Realised: $552
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

For a similar mask of Okame, please see Bonhams London, May 14, 2015, lot 52

Provenance:

From an Important Private Collection, Canada

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Period: Ming