Stunning and rare box with lid finely carved in the round in a thousand-mask motif, on one side in a cartouche two roaring lions are engraved, on the other a large mask of the witch Hannaya stands out.
The great depth of the sculpture enhances the three-dimensionality of the box. The inside of the lid is also carved and depicts a mask. On the inside of the cover you can see the slightly discoloured joint pin between the knob and the cover.
Signed in small cartouche on one side.
In very good overall condition with minor veining and wear consistent with age.
Japanese object from the Meiji period.
The item was made prior to 1947, and is therefore in compliance with European Union regulations regarding the sale of ivory.
The item comes with a certificate of authenticity which will be sent to the buyer.
Very important note for bidders outside the EU:
This item CANNOT be sold outside the EU.
- N.º total de artículos
- Marfil de elefante
- Periodo Meiji (1868 -1912)
- Región / País de origen
- Tema / representación
- mil máscaras
- Estado muy bueno, ver descripción
- 16×10×8 cm