22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 2,200
USD 1,000 - USD 2,000
A HAMANO SCHOOL KOZUKA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800), SIGNED HAMANO MORIHIDE
The polished copper plate is carved in low relief with the sage Shinno holding a gold plant stem in his mouth. The eyes are in gold and another plant stem is in a pale gold--length 9.7cm., width 1.5cm., thickness 4.75mm.
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Hamano Morihide is not recorded in the lists of tsuba artists. He seems to work in the Nara Joi (1701-1761) style on this example, but the style of his signature is pure Hamano school.
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