24 March 2010
This lot is offered without a reserve
Nakagawa Joeki X (Shoshin; 1880-1940)
A Pair of Soft-Metal and Silver-Covered Ash Containers (Haiotoshi)
(First quarter 20th century), signed Joeki zo
Each melon-form ash container of sahari, an alloy of copper, tin and lead, and fitted with a recessed and reticulated silver cover; signature incised on underside of lid
3¼in. (8.4cm.) high; 3 7/8in. (9.8cm.) diameter
Wood box signed and inscribed by the artist Sahari akota haiotoshi isso kanamonoshi Joeki (Pair of melon-form ash containers in sahari by metalsmith Joeki) and sealed (2)
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Joeki was a master craftsman of the Nakagawa family of Kyoto who specialized in metal utensils for the tea event.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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