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: 201-250 of 749
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Lot 201
TWO JAPANESE NETSUKE MASKS OF A FROWNING MAN, 19TH CENTURY
probably by the same hand, wood, unsigned
4.5 and 4.6cm high
(2)

The first functions as a mask both ways up.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.183
Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A FROWNING MAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, unsigned
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.184
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 203
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A WIDE MOUTHED MAN, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
3.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.188
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE FROWNING OGRE, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
6.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.189
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
A MASK OF A GRIMACING MAN, 20TH CENTURY
wood, scratched monogram
4.5cm high

Possibly a European copy of a Japanese mask.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.190
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A MOROSE MAN, 20TH CENTURY
gold lacquered wood, unsigned
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.191
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £850
Lot 207
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GRINNING MAN, 19TH CENTURY
wood, scratched signature 'Kogyoku', possibly added
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.192
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF ONO NO KOMACHI, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.195
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A MOROSE MAN, 20TH CENTURY
gold lacquered wood, unsigned
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.193
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 210
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A SMILING MAN, BY DEME UMAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Deme Uman'
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.196
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A MOROSE MAN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed with kaô
4.1cm high

This is signed with a distinctive complex kaô which will no doubt be identified sooner or later.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.180
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
A JAPANESE NETSUKE OF A CLUSTER OF NOH AND KYOGEN MASKS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
stained wood with stag antler inlays, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.197
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 213
TWO JAPANESE GROTESQUE NETSUKE MASKS, 20TH CENTURY
corozo nut, one with eyes inlaid in bone and dark horn, unsigned
4.7 and 5.5cm high
(2)

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.182
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A MALE MASK, BY DEME JOMAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Deme Joman'
3.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.200
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LAUGHING DEMON, BY DEME EIMAN, 18TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Deme Eiman'
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.201
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF CHOJO, 19TH CENTURY
red and black lacquered wood, unsigned
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.202
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE TENGU-SOMEN, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered iron, unsigned
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.203
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 218
A JAPANESE NETSUKE OF A CLUSTER OF MASKS, BY HARUAKI, LATE 19TH CENTURY
shibuichi with some gilt eyes and copper lips, signed 'Haruaki'
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.221
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £420
Lot 219
TWO JAPANESE NETSUKE MASKS OF OTO, 19TH CENTURY
wood, one covered in worn lacquer, the other double-sided with a male mask behind, unsigned
4.2 and 5.3cm high
(2)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BAKEMONO, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.207
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 221
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHIKAMI, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, unsigned
3.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.223
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 222
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, LATE 19TH CENTURY
stag antler, unsigned
4.7cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.230
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A DEMON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
black lacquered wood with gilt eyes, unsigned
5.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.222
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE REVERSIBLE MASK OF HIRSUTE MEN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
polished wood, unsigned
6.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.209
Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 225
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A SIMIAN MAN, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.4cm high
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GOGGLE EYED GHOUL WITH FANGS, 19TH CENTURY
dark stained wood, unsigned
5.3cm high
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GRIMACING GHOUL, 19TH CENTURY
clear lacquered wood, unsigned
5.2cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 228
A JAPANESE NETSUKE OF A MASK WRAPPED IN A CLOTH, 19TH CENTURY
ash tray style netsuke, wood, with green stained stag antler peg, unsigned
4.2cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 229
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, 19TH CENTURY
black wood, unsigned
6.2cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £190
Lot 230
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LAUGHING OLD MAN, 20TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.5cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 231
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GRINNING MAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
wood with prominent grain, unsigned
5.4cm high

Judging by the way the reverse is carved, this is from the circle of Ryuzan.
Estimate:  £350 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
A FULL SIZE REPLICA JAPANESE NOH MASK OF A WOMAN, 20TH CENTURY
soft wood with pigments, unsigned
22.9cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
A JAPANESE KISERUZUTSU (PIPE CASE), LATE 19TH CENTURY
lacquered with a panoply of masks in relief, unsigned
21.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.212
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
ROLF AND SYLVIA SCHMOLL
handwritten catalogue of the mask netsuke in the Müller collection, each mask with its own page, photographed and described in Mrs. Schmoll's precise hand, in small faux leather lever arch files
(4)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 235
BARRY DAVIES ORIENTAL ART
exhibition catalogues: Japanese Lacquer, Nambokucho to Zeshin (Dean collection); Netsuke through Three Centuries ; Netsuke and Inro from European Collections; The Netsuke Collection of W.G. Bosshard
(4)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 236
FOUR ESSENTIAL BOOKS ON NETSUKE
R. Bushell, Netsuke Familiar and Unfamiliar; his Collectors' Netsuke; R. Barker & L. Smith, Netsuke (British Museum); J. Hutt, Japanese Netsuke (V&A Museum)
(4)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 237
MAX RUTHERSTON
Japanese masks, Peter E. Müller, privately printed book of the collection (2017), one of only 20 printed, and the only one for sale
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 238
ESKENAZI
exhibition catalogues of lacquer: The Charles A Greenfield collection of Japanese lacquer (hardback); Japanese netsuke, inro and lacquer-ware (hardback); Japanese inro from private collections; together with M. Fairley, Contemporary Lacquer by Tomizo Saratani
(4)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 239
SYDNEY L. MOSS LTD.
exhibition catalogues: Zodiac Beasts And Distant Cousins; Myth, Reality and Magical Transformation; Japanese Netsuke: Serious Art; Meetings with Remarkable Netsuke; Odd Men Out; Outside the Box; More Things in Heaven and Earth; such stuff as dreams are made on; One hundred years of beatitude; they are all fire and every one doth shine
(10)

The first is scarce.
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 240
BRITISH NETSUKE COLLECTIONS
N.K. Davey, Netsuke (Hindson Collection, 1974), dedicated by the author; G. Cohen, In search of Netsuke & Inro; handbook of the London Netsuke Fair and Convention (1990); R. Barker & L. Smith, Netsuke; V. Harris, Netsuke (Hull Grundy collection)
(5)

The last two on netsuke in the British Museum.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 241
IRVING GOULD
Gould Collection of Netsuke
In box
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 242
F. PERZYŃ?SKY
Japanische Masken Nō? und Kyō?gen, 1925
(2)

In German, an authoritative early book on theatrical masks.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
GEORGE LAZARNICK (Ed.)
MCI, The Meinertzhagen Card Index
(2)

Pristine copy
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £750
Lot 244
U.S. COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
V. Atchley & N. Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection; Edwards & Krebs, Netsuke (Peabody Museum, Salem); M. Welch & S. Chappell, Netsuke (Minneapolis exhibition, 1999); J. Earle, Netsuke, Fantasy and Reality (Boston exhibition, 2001)
(4)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 245
JOSEPH KURSTIN
Masterworks of Netsuke; Netsuke, Story Carvings of Old Japan, dedicated by the author; Okada & Neill, Real and Imaginery Beings (Kurstin collection); R. Bushell, Netsuke Familiar and Unfamiliar; together with two catalogues of Bernard Hurtig
(6)
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 246
ESKENAZI
exhibition catalogues of netsuke: including the Carré, Veranneman, Lazarnick, Greene collections as well as exhibitions of netsuke
(9)

The first three hard back.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 247
GEORGE LAZARNICK (Ed.)
Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read Their Signatures
(2)
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 248
MITSUHIRO'S TAKARABUKURO
English translation (2001); Eskenazi catalogue of the J. Carré collection; D. Eijer, Kagamibuta; F.M. Jonas, Netsuké
(4)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 249
BOOKS ON CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE
M. Kinsey, Living Masters of Netsuke; R. Bushell, The Art of Netsuke Carving (Masatoshi); Eskenazi, catalogues of netsuke by M. Birch and M. Webb; D. Wright, George Weil
(6)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 250
BOOKS ON MUSEUM COLLECTIONS OF NETSUKE
Davey& Tripp, The Garrett Collection; H. Arakawa, The Go Collection of Netsuke; P. Jirka-Schmitz, The World of Netsuke (Werdelmann collection); Edwards & Krebs, Netsuke (Peabody Museum, Salem)
(4)

The first notable for its collection of mask netsuke.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
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