New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
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.
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lot 539
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
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.
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets