New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A PAIR OF GOTO SCHOOL MENUKI
MOMOYAMA PERIOD (CIRCA 1575)
Each piece is of shakudo nanako ground with a rounded rim and the center area formed as a raised cushion shape. The rim is decorated with six go-san kiri mon, with a larger kiri mon in the center, all in gold uttori.
Wood storage box inscribed by Homma Junji to Dr. Compton, no date. (2)
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