22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 825
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A NARA SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700), SIGNED KANESHIGE
The oval iron plate has a lightly hammered surface with a rounded rim and edge. The right half of the face is carved in high relief and inlaid in gold with shakudo and sheet nunome with a design of Fudo Myo-o under a waterfall. The reverse is partially decorated with clouds and waterfall, in shakudo and gold--height 7.5cm., width 7.3cm., thickness 4.0mm.
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This guard is by the same master as lot 50 in this sale.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France