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A PAIR OF EDO KINKO ICHIRYU SCHOOL MENUKI
A PAIR OF EDO KINKO ICHIRYU SCHOOL MENUKI

MID EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), SIGNED ON TANZAKU TOMOYOSHI AND WITH KAO

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A PAIR OF EDO KINKO ICHIRYU SCHOOL MENUKI
mid edo period (18th century), signed on tanzaku tomoyoshi and with kao
Of gold, one representing Gama Sennin with a toad on his hand, the other as a toad on a staff, the detail of the toad finely worked in ishime-ji
Width 16in. (3.6cm.) and 1.7/8in. (4.8cm.) thickness 5mm. and 7mm. (2)
Exhibited
Mikimoto Hall, Mikimoto Ginza, Tokyo, 1980.3.14--23

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PUBLISHED:
Ando Satsuo, Kodogu/The World of Sword Furnishings: Fittings from the Collection of Raymond Bushell (Tokyo: Mikimoto, 1980), no. 31.

There were six generations of Tomoyoshi in the Ichiryu family. These menuki are probably the work of second generation.
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