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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 359

    A Pair of Goto School Menuki


    Price Realised  

    A Pair of Goto School Menuki
    Edo period (17th century) attributed to Goto Kenjo (1568-1663)
    Carved as a pair of Chinese lions among blossoming peonies in high relief
    Wood box with inscription and signed Kunzan (Homma Junji), dated August, 1981

    With Tokubetsu kicho tosogu (Sword-fitting especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 245 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1977.9.14 (2)

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    Sebastian Izzard, ed., One Hundred Masterpieces from the Collection of Dr. Walter A. Compton (New York: Christie's, Manson and Woods International Inc., 1992), no. 77.

    Goto Kenjo, the seventh Shirobei mainline master of the Goto school, was the second son of Goto Tokujo (1550-1631), the fifth mainline master.


    Walter A. Compton, sold in these Rooms, Japanese Swords and Sword Fittings from the Collection of Walter A. Compton (Part 1), 31 March, 1992, lot 139