18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,000
A Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba
Edo period (19th century), signed Tatsumasa
The mokko plate finished in shibuichi with the hitsu-ana decorated with Ashina and a demon engaged in a neck-wrestling match in copper and silver taka-bori with details of shakudo and gold, the reverse with two demons, one tumbled on his back after having lost a neck wrestling-match, both demons carved in shishiai-bori, the outer edge gilt and carved with diamond patterns, shakudo fukurin
2 7/8in. (7.5cm.) long
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