22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 440
USD 1,000 - USD 2,000
A MITO SCHOOL FUCHI KASHIRA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800), SIGNED SEISHI CHIKUSANKEN TSUKURU
Each piece is of shibuichi plate. The fuchi has a design of flowers and grass in shakudo and gold. The kashira is carved with a silver moon and a shakudo cricket in carved grass.
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