New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A WAKI GOTO KOGAI
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1650)
The shakudo nanako plate is decorated with a large radish (daikon). The leaves are in shakudo and gold and the radish is silver. The frame is shakudo with some rubbing on both sides--length 21.0cm., width 1.3cm., thickness 4.5mm.
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This kogai was remounted from an earlier piece. Usually this was done when a kogai was remounted as a kozuka, but in this case it would seem that the earlier frame may have been damaged.
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