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AN INLAID WOOD NETSUKE OF A KABUKI ACTOR BY HOEI

By Hoei, inlaid wood netsuke
Japan, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Finely carved from a lightly colored piece of wood depicting a kabuki actor fully wrapped in clothes with an inlaid mask. The mask is quite amusing with dense eyebrows and looking upwards, the mouth tinted red. Kabuki is a traditional form of comedy theatre often performed in the intermissions of Noh-plays. Himotoshi and signature HOEI 法英 on the underside. The artist is mentioned on page 163 in MCI and carved almost exclusively fine netsuke of actors with inlaid details.

HEIGHT 3.5 cm

Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition.

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€300.00

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AN INLAID WOOD NETSUKE OF A KABUKI ACTOR BY HOEI

Estimate €300 - €600
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€3000 bids
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