23 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Two Soft-Metal Tsuba
Meiji period (late 19th century), first signed Genshosai Masaharu
The first designed with a horse by a stream in copper and shakudo high-relief inlay, the details in gold, both hitsu-ana plugged with gold, the second with a depiction of the episode at the Dankei River from the Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms carved and inlaid in high relief in shakudo, silver and gold inlay
8.1cm and 7.2cm (2)
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