A dark wood netsuke of an oni in a portable heater. Mid-19th century

A dark wood netsuke of an oni in a portable heater. Mid-19th century - image-1
A dark wood netsuke of an oni in a portable heater. Mid-19th century - image-1

A dark wood netsuke of an oni in a portable heater. Mid-19th century

The muscular demon, fleeing from the ritual bean throwing (oni harai) at the spring equinox (setsubun), hides in an anka, his arm reaching out from one hole, his face visible in the other hole of the box. Chipped. Beans missing.
Height 2,3 cm; length 3,3 cm

Provenienz

Kolodotschko Collection

Lot 301 Dα

Schätzpreis:
400 € - 500 €

Ergebnis:
496 €