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A mempo [face mask] | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A mempo [face mask] | Edo period, 18th century

A mempo [face mask] | Edo period, 18th century

The Property of a European Collector

A mempo [face mask] 

Edo period, 18th century 


the unusual burgundy lacquered ressei mempo [face mask with fierce expression] forged with high cheek bones, flared nostrils and open mouth, detachable nose plate, horse hair moustache and chin tuft, silver lacquer teeth, four-tiered lacquered leather yodaregake [throat protector] with kebiki odoshi [close-spaced lacing] in dark blue braid, the illustrated fitted black metal stand is sold with this lot 


18 cm., 7 in. wide 

There are some small areas along the rim of touching-in, the red lacquer interior with a few minor hairline cracks and some minor wear around the junction of the teeth, the lacquer on the leather worn and slightly patched, the leather split in places as can be seen in the illustration.


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.