18 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A Group of Five Kozuka
Edo period (18th-19th century), the third signed Nomura Masayoshi and with kao, the fifth inscribed Miboku
Comprising a shakudo kozuka carved in the round with a gold fly on a hechima gourd; a shibuichi ishime-ji kozuka with Gama sen'nin and his toad in gold and shibuichi taka-zogan, taka-bori and shishiai-bori, the reverse shakudo; a shibuichi ishime-ji kozuka with a sparrow and bamboo in copper taka-zogan and taka-bori; a shibuichi and brass kozuka with a tanzaku with a heron on a tree stump in iroe taka-zogan and katakiri-bori; a shibuichi migaki-ji kozuka applied with a gilt-metal tanzaku decorated with the face of Okame in iroe taka-zogan
5 7/8in. (9.7cm.) long (the longest) (5)
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