New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A RINSENDO SCHOOL KOZUKA AND FUCHI KASHIRA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1775), SIGNED YOSHINORI
The kozuka is of shibuichi plate with a polished surface, inlaid in shakudo with two crows against a silver moon and lines of a stream in silver below. The tree is in brushstroke style (katakiribori). The reverse shows a shakudo crow on a katakiribori branch, and is signed lower right. The fuchi kashira is of polished shibuichi and each is inlaid with a crow and foliage; the crow on the kashira is against a silver moon. This set is not signed--length of kozuka 9.7cm., width 1.4cm., thickness 5.0mm. (2)
G. H. Naunton
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lots 555 and 663
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Joly (1912), no. 2248, text p. 165, illus. plate XXXI, p. 90.
Yasuhara Yoshinori (Gijo) was the son of Yasuhara Bijo (Yoshinori). The names of these two artists are often used. They both worked in the style of Rinsendo Mitsumasa (sometimes called Tsuji Mitsuo, fl. 1740). The design of these pieces is in the pure Rinsendo manner.
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