ivory group of masks signed kosai?
Lot 2131Y
A ivory netsuke of a group of masks and an ivory shishi 19th century
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium
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A ivory netsuke of a group of masks and an ivory shishi First by ...sai, 19th century
Lot Details
Property from the collection of John D. MacDonald
A ivory netsuke of a group of masks and an ivory shishi
19th century
Carved as a group of six masks from noh and Kyogen plays including Hakushikijo, Beshimi, Hyottoko and others, illegibly signed []sai; the second carved as a seated shishi scratching his chin with his right rear paw
1 1/2in (3.7cm) wide; 1 3/8in (3.4cm) wide

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  • Provenance: Previously sold Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York.
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