29 March 2005
A Large Yokoya School Tsuba
Edo period (18th century), signed Soyo [Yokoya Soyo II (1700-1779) and with kao (cursive monogram)
The large oval plate patinated shibuichi and engraved in katakiri-bori with two Chinese lions, the reverse with peonies beside a stream
3½in. (8.9cm.) long
C.P. Peak, Esq.
Axel Petersen, Esq., sold Sotheby's, London, 10 March, 1970, lot 94
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Yamanaka and Co., London, "Loan Exhibition Held in Aid of the British Red Cross". 1915.10.14--11.13, catalogue no. 722, (Collection of C.P. Peak, Esq.)
Henri L. Joly and Kumasaka Tomita, Japanese Art and Handicraft, reprint of London, 1916 (Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1976), no. 722.
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