Japanese netsuke in the form of a Beshimi mask

Japanese netsuke in the form of a Beshimi mask

SKU: F275
$800.00Price

 

Japanese netsuke in the form of an Beshimi mask

 

Country of origin: Japan

 

Material: Boxwood (Buxus sp.)

 

Maker: not signed

 

Age: 19th century

 

Condition: Excellent with a lovely patina

 

Comments:

  • A netsuke is a toggle used at one end of the cord which is hung over the obi (waistband). The other end of the cord has an inro (a small storage container for medicine, money, etc) and the netsuke serves to stop the cord and the inro from slipping through the obi.
  • Beshimi is one of the fierce gods in Japanese theatre.

 

Stock no: F275

 

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