New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A GOTO STYLE TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1750)
The four-lobed (mokko) nigurome metal plate is decorated on the rim with a deeply carved relief of flowers and crickets in gold, silver and shakudo. The design is repeated on the reverse. The web is nanako; the edge is large grain nanako with gold cover--height 6.6cm., width 6.0cm., thickness 3.0mm.
Lempertz, Cologne, 5 December 1968, lot 2813
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This style imitates the Mino Goto work of the Muromachi and Momoyama periods. It was made in the Nagoya area to satisfy a resurgence of that style in the mid-Edo period.
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