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A PAIR OF IWAMOTO SCHOOL MENUKI
A PAIR OF IWAMOTO SCHOOL MENUKI

MID EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTION SIGNED ON TANZAKU IWAMOTO, KONKAN

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A PAIR OF IWAMOTO SCHOOL MENUKI
mid edo period (18th century), attribution signed on tanzaku iwamoto, konkan
Small and gold, formed and chiseled as kirin
Width 16in. (2.7cm.) and 16in. (3cm.), thickness 5mm. and 4mm. (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), pl. 3.

The Iwamoto school was a powerful group within the Yokoya line. The founder Chubei was from Aizu province and trained in the Yokoya tradition. Iwamoto Konkan (1744-1801) became a student of Ryokan between 1764 and 1772. An accomplished painter and poet, Konkan was born and grew up in Edo.
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