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    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 225

    A group of seventeen kozuka


    Price Realised  


    A group of seventeen kozuka
    Edo Period (19th century)
    A silver kozuka of Shoki and oni, signed Somin; a shakudo kozuka and kogai of tigers in water, signed Shokatei Motohiro; a shakudo kozuka of dragon and waves, with signature Masamori; a Hamano school shibuichi kozuka of Kwanyu with halberd, signed Hamano; a shakudo kozuka of fox toys, signed Goto Mitsuhiro; a shakudo kozuka of millet heads, with signature Araki Tomei; a shakudo kozuka of a dog, signed Kimura Yoshikatsu; a shakudo kozuka of a flute, signed Teijo saku Mitsutaka and Kao; a shakudo kozuka of plum tree and crescent moon, signed Nakumura Narihisa; a Goto school shakudo kozuka of tigers, with signature Ichijo; a shakudo kozuka of two horses, with signature Goto Kanjo; a copper kozuka of a tiger and bamboo, signed Kenryushi and a shibuichi kozuka carved in katakiribori with Shoki and oni, signed Somin and Kao in an inscribed box with hakogaki attributing the blade to Somin, by Dr. Kazutaro Torigoe, dated 1965 and six other kozuka (17)

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    The fourth: R.G. McNair Scott Naunton Collection, no. 315
    The fifth: Behrens
    Hawkshaw, no. 2664
    Gaskell Collection
    R.G. McNair Scott
    The sixth: R.G. McNair Scott
    The tenth: Pasadena Art Museum
    The eleventh: Naunton Collection, no. 1809, pl. 60
    R.G. McNair Scott