18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
Three Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
The first, slightly mokko shibuichi migaki-ji plate with a moonlit cherry tree by water in shishiai-bori, taka-bori and iroe taka-zogan, the full moon inlaid in gold hira-zogan, the reverse with the moon reflected in the water in silver hira-zogan, hitsu-ana plugged with gold; the second, oval shibuichi migaki-ji plate with a red setting sun behind clouds in copper and gold hira-zogan and peonies and rocks in gold and shakudo taka-zogan; the third, oval shakudo nanako-ji plate carved with a reclining stag and a large maple leaf in relief, decorated in copper and gold taka-zogan
2 5/8 x 2¼in. (6.6 x 5.7cm.); 2 5/8 x 2 3/8in. (6.8 x 6.1cm.); 2 7/8 x 2 5/8in. (7.2 x 6.7cm.) (3)
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