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Two Japanese Meiji Period Mixed Metal and Bronze Miniature Noh Masks

Auction:
2481
Lot:
689
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Two Japanese Meiji Period Mixed Metal and Bronze Miniature Noh Masks, c. 1880, each smiling face with goatee, one with copper-toned complexion and shaped head dress with gilt band, the other with furrowed brow and cheeks molded with stylized flowerheads, ht. 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 in.; together with a Japanese lacquered, painted, and glass-mounted paper mache Noh mask, ht. 2 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Minor rubbing to gilt on one, else very good to excellent.

Keywords

Two Japanese Meiji Period Mixed Metal, Mask, Noh, Theatre in Japan

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