Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 151-200 of 749
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Lot 151
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY SHUZAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shuzan'
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.121
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 152
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed with kaô
4.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.122
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 153
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY SHUZAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shuzan'
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.123
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 154
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A DEMON, CIRCLE OF RYUZAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed with kaô
4.8cm high

The attribution is based on comparison with several signed netsuke in the collection.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.146
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 155
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE OKAME, BY HARA SHUGETSU, 19TH CENTURY
polished dark stained fruitwood, one himotoshi with inlaid ring in green stained stag antler, signed 'Hara Shugetsu Shizan saku'
7.1cm high

A rare signature, perhaps to distinguish himself from his father, also a carver of mask netsuke.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.124
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 156
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE ONI, 18TH CENTURY
wood with traces of red pigment in the mouth, unsigned
6.7cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.127
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Sold for:   £3000
Lot 157
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, lacquered behind, with eyes of reverse painted glass, unsigned
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.128
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 158
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, BY HOKKA (HOKKE), 1919
lacquered wood, signed 'Hokka' and inscribed with cyclical date
4.7cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.129
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 159
A JAPANESE MASK OF ONI, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.1cm high

As this has no himotoshi, it is not a netsuke.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.130
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, BY SHUZAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shuzan'
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.131
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 161
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, 20TH CENTURY
stag antler with inlaid dark horn eyes, unsigned
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.132
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 162
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, BY HARUAKI (SHUNMEI), 19TH CENTURY
iron with silvered rings around the pupils and gilt fangs, signed on a cheek 'Haruaki'
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.133
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, LATE 19TH CENTURY
stag antler, the himotoshi bar carved as tied silk cords, unsigned
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.134
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1000
Lot 164
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI WITH OKAME BEHIND, LATE 18TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4.5cm high

The subject alludes to the annual new year cleansing ritual oni-yarai setsubun.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.137
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, LATE 18TH CENTURY
wood with inlaid metal eyes, unsigned
4.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.138
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 166
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, 19TH CENTURY
blue glazed porcelain, unsigned
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.140
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BAKEMONO, BY GARAKUSAI, 19TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Garakusai zo'
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.141
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Sold for:   £550
Lot 168
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A DOLEFUL MAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood with traces of scorching, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.147
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 169
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.142
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 170
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A FEMALE DEMON, BY GYOKUMITSU, 19TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Gyokumitsu'
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.144
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Sold for:   £300
Lot 171
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A DEMON, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood with reverse painted glass eyes, unsigned
3.7cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.145
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 172
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF TENJIN, BY MITSUSHIGE, 19TH CENTURY
wood with traces of scorching, signed 'Mitsushige to'
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.148
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 173
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONI, 19TH CENTURY
shitan wood with inlaid metal pupils, unsigned
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.149
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 174
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARASU-TENGU, BY SOMIN, 19TH CENTURY
tsuishu lacquer, signed 'Somin to'
5.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.151
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £3600
Lot 175
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARASU-TENGU, BY SEKIHO, 20TH CENTURY
pottery, signed 'Sekiho'
4.5cm

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.152
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 176
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE KARASU-TENGU, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Pale boxwood, unsigned
5.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.154
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 177
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARASU-TENGU, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.156
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 178
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARASU-TENGU, 19TH CENTURY
green lacquered wood, unsigned
5.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.157
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 179
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A SMALL KONOHA-TENGU, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, the cloth around its nose forming the himotoshi bar, unsigned
3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.158
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 180
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF EBISU, BY KANO TESSAI, CIRCA 1900
boxwood with black stained cap and red lips, signed 'Tessai' with kaô
3.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.160
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 181
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF DAIKOKU, LATE 19TH CENTURY
stained fruitwood, unsigned
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.162
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF EBISU, LATE 19TH CENTURY
porcelain, probably Hirado, unsigned
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.163
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF DAIKOKU, BY KANO TESSAI, CIRCA 1900
boxwood with black stained cap and red lips, signed 'Tessai to' with kaô
3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.164
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 184
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF HOTEI, BY SHUGETSU, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shugetsu'
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.165
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF DAIKOKU, BY FUKUSAI, 20TH CENTURY
stag antler, signed 'Fukusai'
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.166
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 186
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF DAIKOKU, BY DEME JOMAN, 19TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Deme Joman'
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.167
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHI, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, unsigned
3.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.168
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 188
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHI, LATE 19TH CENTURY
wood, with signature 'Tomokazu'
3.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.169
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £340
Lot 189
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, CIRCLE OF RYUZAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
gold lacquered wood, signed with a kaô
3.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.170
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 190
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, BY RYUZAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Ryuzan'
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.172
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 191
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, 19TH CENTURY
red lacquered wood with black and gold details, with added signature 'Kajikawa'
4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.173
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, BY GYOKUZAN, 19TH CENTURY
walnut with dark horn eyes ringed with metal, signed 'Gyokuzan'
3.2cm high

In the style of Hidari Issan whose pupil he must have been.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.174
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 193
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, BY GYOKUYUKI, 20TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Gyokuyuki'
3.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.175
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF AN OCTOPUS, 19TH CENTURY
worn lacquered wood, unsigned
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.176
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF AN OCTOPUS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
boxwood with eyes inlaid in dark buffalo horn, inscribed tako [octopus]
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.177
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 196
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
3.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.178
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GRIMACING MAN, 19TH CENTURY
fruitwood, unsigned
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.179
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF HEIKE-GANI, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, unsigned
4.3cm high

In the style of Kokeisai Sansho. According to legend, the strangely shaped crabs of Akamagaseki are the remains of Heike warriors killed by the Minamoto. See Davey and Tripp's catalogue of the Garrett collection, p.277.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.206
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 199
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A HIRSUTE DEMON, BY HOZAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
dark stained polished boxwood, signed 'nana-ju-issai Hozan' with kaô, giving the age of the artist as 71
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.205
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Sold for:   £2100
Lot 200
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A FROWNING MAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.181
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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