• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 315

    Three Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba


    Price Realised  


    This lot is offered without a reserve

    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)

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.