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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

    EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY) ATTRIBUTED TO GOTO KENJO (1568-1663)

    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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    PUBLISHED:
    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.

    Provenance

    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