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Spring Showcase: Asian Art, Decor, & Jewelry

Wed, Mar 27, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 397

Kano Tessai Carved Wood Noh Mask

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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Kano Tessai (Japanese, 1845-1925). A carved and polychromed Noh mask of Okina, Meiji or Taisho era, 19th to early 20th century. Carved wood with a hinged jar, painted with pigment over gesso and applied cotton eyebrows. With a long horse hair beard. Signed Tessai and with the artist's kao. With a silk brocade storage bag and wooden tomobako box.

Provenance: the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julia Lewis; Bonham's, New York, "Edo Sparkle and Tokyo Splendor," 18th June, 2021, Lot 31; Private Minnesota Collection.

(Incl beard) Height: 24 in x width: 5 in x depth: 3 1/2 in.

Condition

No splits, cracks, chips, losses, or repairs. Some light areas of rubbing/pigment loss along the front of the mask. Light wear consistent with age and use. Some water exposure to the box that does not seem to effect the mask.

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