Lot 37: Pair of Japanese Papier Mache & One Chinese Resin Mask
November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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East Asia, Japan, ca. mid-20th century CE. Two vibrant and colorful Japanese papier mache masks, one with silver horns and fangs and black bushy brows and fur, the other with a red visage highlighted with golden horns and black and gold painted facial details. Eye holes perforated for the wearer. Size: 5.75" W x 8" H (14.6 cm x 20.3 cm)
East Asia, China, ca. mid-20th century CE. A dramatic and brightly painted resin mask with details boldly painted in bright yellow, red, black and white hues. Eye holes and nostrils perforated for the wearer. A label within reads "Li Tsun". Size: 6.75" W x 8.75" H (17.1 cm x 22.2 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Morgan collection, Santa Monica, CA
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Condition Report: A bit of paint loss to red mask, else excellent. Others overall excellent.