New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A WAKI GOTO SCHOOL KOZUKA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700), SIGNED FUJII TAKASADA WITH KAO
The shibuichi plate is carved with a design of a gold dragon swimming through crashing waves. The frame is gold with a cat-scratched surface--length 9.7cm., width 1.5cm., thickness 7.25mm.
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