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A PAIR OF YOKOYA SCHOOL MENUKI
A PAIR OF YOKOYA SCHOOL MENUKI

MID EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), SIGNED ON TANZAKU SOMIN SAKU, SOYO AND WITH KAO

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A PAIR OF YOKOYA SCHOOL MENUKI
mid edo period (18th century), signed on tanzaku somin saku, soyo and with kao
The gold pair representing Buddhist temple bells (bonsho), the upper and lower bands in fine ishime-ji, with dragon heads to the top
Height 16in. (2.7cm.), thickness 5mm. each (2)
Exhibited
Mikimoto Hall, Mikimoto Ginza, Tokyo, 1980.3.14--23

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Ando Satsuo, Kodogu/The World of Sword Furnishings: Fittings from the Collection of Raymond Bushell (Tokyo: Mikimoto, 1980), no. 24.

For a similar pair by Goto Kojo (fourth mainline master) see Sano Art Museum, Nezu Institute of Fine Arts and The Tokugawa Art Museum, Goto ke junanadai no tosogu/Sword fittings by the family of Goto (Tokyo: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1994), pl. 40; and Shimada Sadayoshi, Fukushi Shigeo and Sekido Kengo, Toso kinko Gotoke junanadai (Tokyo: Yuzankaku, 1973), no. 72.

For other fittings by Yokoya Somin see lot 576.
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