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A GOTO FUTATOKOROMONO

SIGNED GOTO MITSUMORI (KAO), EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)

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A GOTO FUTATOKOROMONO
SIGNED GOTO MITSUMORI (KAO), EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)
Shakudo nanako kozuka and kogai inlaid in copper takazogan with kangyo [dried fish] on a gold nanako ground, signed Mitsumori and kao
21.3cm., 9.7cm.
Literature
Tosogu Yuhin Zufu, no. 8, Shoyukai (Tokyo, 1989).
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Lot Essay

Accompanied by a Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu [Sword Fittings Particularly Worthy of Preserving], no. 224081, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords] on 14th April 1999

Kangyo, or dried fish, are auspicious symbols to the Samurai, being traditionally part of iron rations on military campaigns. The maker Goto Keijo (Mitsumori) who died in 1804, was the fourteenth master of the main Goto family.
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