Antique Chinese Opera Mask Nuo Character Tudi Gong Late 19th Century

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Seller: sheldanblaircollection (2,843) 100%, Location: Penticton, British Columbia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, CN, JP, AU, Item: 233225212228 Antique Chinese Nuo folk opera mask of Tudi Gong, circa late 19th Century. Provenance: purchased from Elliott Bay Antiques in Seattle, in the 1990s. Polychromed wood, with nice patina. Some minor polychrome flaking (light flecked spots). Glue reinforced fracture along inner top edge (last photo), as purchased from Elliott Bay Antiques. Please see photos for condition. Measures 11" H x 6-3/4" W x 4" D. Tudi Gong, the Lord of Soil and Grains, is one of the main characters in the Nuo opera, usually represented with a smiling face, and beard (in this case the beard is missing; only a couple of stubble threads remain near upper lip - but holes are visible on chin where the hair was fastened). Vintage condition. Antique and vintage items are generally not flawless. The condition often includes patina, age wear and evidence of usage, some of which exactly contribute to the charm of a piece. We strive to describe the condition accurately and provide detailed images. Before bidding on an item, please review the information. We encourage you to contact us if you need further details. Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada (other countries please enquire); we ship via Canada Post. Payment: we accept payment via PayPal. Payment is expected within three days after an auction ends. Region of Origin: China, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

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