A boxwood netsuke of an oni at setsubun, by Masakazu. 19th century

A boxwood netsuke of an oni at setsubun, by Masakazu. 19th century

The muscular oni with long hair and a tiger skin apron rolls himself up into a ball to protect himself from the roasted beans thrown at him. The three beans of unstained wood. Signed Masakazu in a cartouche reserved from the tiger skin.
Height 2.6 cm; length 3.1 cm

Provenance

Purchased from Helmut Laudenbach, Berg, February 1979
Coll. no. 782 (handwritten)

Lot 1043 N

Estimate:
800 € - 1.200 €

Result:
1.116 €