8 - 9 June 2004
A SHAKUDO KOZUKA
Inscription Mon Tokujo - Mitsutomo, Edo Period (17th Century)
A shakudo nanako kozuka depicting an ox in iroe takazogan, with inscription Mon Tokujo - Mitsutomo and kao
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Chugoku Pearl, ed., Mononofu no Bi (Okayama, 1988), no. 66, p. 42.
Ihara-shi Shimin Gallery, Okayama, Mononofu no Bi [The Arts of the Samurai], March 1988.
With an accompanying origami [certificate] signed by Goto Mitsutomo and dated Empo 8th year , certifying the ox as the work of the fifth master Goto Tokujo (1550-1631). Goto Mitsutomo (Renjo 1627-1709) was the tenth master. It is possible that the kozuka was remounted by Mitsutomo who then issued the certificate.
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