10 November 2004
A KURA [SADDLE]
DATED ENPO 8-NEN (1680), LACQUERED IN THE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
DECORATED IN TAKEMAKI-E ON A GOLD NASHIJI GROUND, WITH HO-O BIRDS, THE TAIL FEATHERS INSET WITH PEARL SHELL
TAKATSU FAMILY, KYOTO
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YOSHIIE TAKATSU, KURA TO ABUMI (KYOTO, 1983), PL. 72.
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