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A PAIR OF GOTO ICHIJO SCHOOL MENUKI
A PAIR OF GOTO ICHIJO SCHOOL MENUKI

LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SIGNED ON TANZAKU GOTO, ICHIJO

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A PAIR OF GOTO ICHIJO SCHOOL MENUKI
late edo period (19th century), signed on tanzaku goto, ichijo
Of gold, formed as a dragon holding a ken (sword) with a vajra handle
Width 26in. (5.6cm.) and 2.1/8in. (5.3cm.), thickness 5mm. each (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. 22.

Goto Ichijo (1791-1876) is considered the last great master of the Goto school although he was not a member of the mainline. He took the name Ichijo at age 34.

For other fittings by Goto Ichijo see lots 559, 560 and 561.
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