22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 1,980
USD 1,000 - USD 2,000
A MITO STYLE KOZUKA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1750), SIGNED KENSEIDO KATSUTOSHI KOKU (HORU)
The shibuichi plate is decorated in high relief with the theme of Aritoshi Myojin. A man holding a lantern under a broken umbrella looks at a swallow flying across the moon. The inlay is in shakudo, gold, silver and shibuichi. The reverse is carved in brushstroke style (katakiribori) with a torii and pine tree with clouds--length 9.8cm., width 1.5cm., thickness 5.25mm.
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There are at least twelve artists who used these same kanji for their name. This artist, of the Chuyo (Nagatoshi) family, was the least known of the group.
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