• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 535

    An iron table ornament (okimono) in the form of a branch of chestnut

    TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED KOMIN SAKU

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    An iron table ornament (okimono) in the form of a branch of chestnut
    Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Komin saku
    The realistic iron rendition of a chestnut branch with five leaves and one spiky chestnut, the reverse of the leaf under the chestnut inscribed shuku gakui gojuryo (with congratulations on receiving your degree)
    15in. (38cm.)
    Wood box titled Kuri no hitoeda, tetsusei okimono ("A branch of chestnut" iron okimono), signed Heian Komin saku (by Komin of Kyoto), sealed Komin, onko chishin (learning from the past) and with another seal, inscribed on reverse shuku gakui gojuryo zo Miyamoto Sadaichi (Teiichi) kun (to Mr. Miyamoto Sadaichi [Teiichi] with congratulations on receiving your degree) and with names of the donors Kimura Sakujiro and Tanaka Shozo


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