12 - 13 July 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Kura [saddle]
Carved on the reverse Kanbun 11-nen  10-gatsu 25-hi Masatomo and kao, Edo Period (17th-18th Century)
The wood frame with nashiji ground decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e with flowering vine and mon, some old wear
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Yoshiie Takatsu ed., Kura to Abumi (Kyoto, 1983), pl. 33.
Tsuji Yamashiro Daijo Masanaga was a well-known saddle maker who died in 1730 at the age of 76. In his early period he used the name Masatomo.
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