• Arts of the Samurai  auction at Christies

    Sale 2378

    Arts of the Samurai

    23 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    Two Soft-Metal Tsuba

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), FIRST SIGNED GENSHOSAI MASAHARU

    Price Realised  

    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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