A silver mask netsuke and a fuchi-gashira
Attributed to Hamano Shozui (Masayuki), dated 1753
The netsuke in the form of a Hannya mask, its eyes and horns of gold, the tongue of copper and the hair of shakudo, with shakudo loose ring himotoshi on the reverse, signed and dated Horeki san mizunoto toridoshi nigatsu hi, Yujin (no) motome (ni) ojite Shozui (Masayuki); the kashira modelled with a similar mask in silver with copper and shakudo details, the fuchi of silver ishime inlaid with a priest's eboshi and bell beater, signed Shozui (Masayuki). The netsuke 5.1cm (2in). (2).