A narwhal tusk netsuke of a skeleton beating a mokugyo, by Yûgyoku. Late 19th century. The skeleton sits on a zabuton, the striker in his hand placed on top of the mokugyo in front of him. Signed Yûgyoku tô.
Ivory mask netsuke with old man Jo, signed Meikeisai Hojitsu. Super ivory mask netsuke from the Noh plays, These Jo masks known by the Hair tied up and the age in the face. Nice mellow patina and signed on the back Meikeisai Hojitsu. Size 35mm high - 27mm wide. Late 18th early 19th C