18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
Seven Pairs of Fuchi-Gashira
Edo period (19th century), the first inscribed Ishiguro Masatsune, the second inscribed Yasuchika, the third inscribed Joi
Comprising an Ishiguro-school iron ishime-ji fuchi-gashira with birds and flowers in iroe taka-zogan; a Nara-school shibuichi migaki-ji fuchi-gashira with fish in iroe takazogan and ke-bori; a Nara-school copper migaki-ji fuchi-gashira with a dancing Shojo and a sake jar and dipper in gold inlays and ke-bori; a Hamano-school shibuichi migaki-ji fuchi-gashira with a Manzai dancer and attendant in iroe taka-zogan and shishiai-bori; a Kikuoka-school shakudo nanako-ji fuchi-gashira with a pair of Nio guardians in iroe taka-zogan; a Kikuoka-school copper migaki-ji fuchi-gashira carved in high relief with a Nio guardian holding a vajra, gold and shakudo highlights; an Ichinomiya-school shibuichi migaki-ji fuchi-gashira with a Lion dancer and a lobster in iroe taka-zogan
3¾in. (9.6cm.) long each approx. (14)
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