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Auction: Asian Art Discoveries Day 1 - Japanese Art
was auctioned on: 21 January 2021
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Ɏ AN EARLY AND FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A SHISHIMAI DANCER

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Estimate: €1,500
ca. US$1,818
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 266, Views: 2

Unsigned Japan, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Carved as a boy with a drum tied to his obi in front him, holding a pair of drumsticks and wearing a festive cloak incised with three different geometrical patterns. He is lifting his Shishimai mask, revealing his face. The boy has very finely crafted facial features with full cheeks, a sensitively crafted nose and a charming smile. The Shishi mask at the top is equally well-carved with expressive features and finely carved curls. The icing on the cake is the patina – honey orange in the back and coherently worn in just the right places, indicating a well-used and loved piece. The generous himotoshi, as well, are perfect. HEIGHT 7.6 cm Condition: Expected age cracks, beautiful patina. One foot is restored very well. Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Galerie Zacke
Title: Asian Art Discoveries Day 1 - Japanese Art
Date of the auction: 21 Jan 2021
Address: Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
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