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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    TEN PAIRS OF FUCHI-KASHIRA AND FIVE PAIRS OF MENUKI

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TEN PAIRS OF FUCHI-KASHIRA AND FIVE PAIRS OF MENUKI
    Edo Period (17th-19th century)
    A shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira depicting toads in iroe takazogan, the base of the fuchi lacking; a shibuichi nanako fuchi-kashira inlaid in low relief with flowers, signed Hisamori and kao; an iron fuchi-kashira depicting birds in iroe takazogan, with signature Bokuensai Ishiguro Masaaki and kao; a silver set carved in low relief with cranes signed Ichijosai Kobun and kao; a shibuichi set carved in low relief with two Chinese figures, with signature Joi and kao; another inlaid with foliage; another of shakudo ishimeji carved with mon; another with silver plum blossom in low relief; an iron pair; an associated copper set; a pair of shibuichi menuki formed as shishi; another formed as Ashinaga and Tenaga; and three other pairs
    Various sizes (15)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH MEMBER OF THE TOKENKAI SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN