London, South Kensington
6 September 2007
A Japanese dish, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
assembled with twelve shakudo nanako kozuka decorated in silver and gilt takazogan with phoenix, egrets feeding, men pulling at a canon, sea monster in turbulent waters, riders on horses, and more, the whole set on a rectangular silver dish, each side bearing the mon similar to that of Oda no Nobunaga, signed on the reverse on a gilt reserve Tomohide -- 6 13/16in. (17.3cm.) long.
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