New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A NOMUKA SCHOOL KOZUKA
MID-EDO PERIOD, SIGNED TSU JIMPO (OTSU JIMPO [1720-1761])
The plate is of shakudo nanako with a very high relief design of a wasp with gold wings and copper body on a gold broom handle; the twigs of the broom are in shakudo--length 9.7cm., width 1.5cm., thickness 8mm.
Double wood storage boxes. Inner box with inscription by Homma Junji (Kunzan), dated Showa 56 (1981).
Accompanied by a tokubetsu kicho certificate issued by the N.B.T.H.K., no. 234, and dated Showa 52 (1977).
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One Hundred Masterpieces (1992), no. 94.
Tsu Jimpo came from the Edo branch of the Nomura family school and studied under Nomura Masamichi (1706-1757) and Nomura Masatoki (1679-?).
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