12 - 13 July 2005
A mokko iron tsuba with the immortal Gama Sennin, inlaid in copper and alloys with gold in high relief, signed Hamano Noriyuki, 19th century, 8.2cm.; a copper alloy tsuba with Fujin and Raijin, in high relief with iroe zogan inlay, the reverse with travellers with umbrellas suffering under the winds caused by the deities, signed Suzuki Iemitsu saku, 19th century, 9.6cm.; a shibuichi migakiji tsuba with fish and water-weeds in high relief iroe zogan inlay, the reverse with a coastal scene in katakiri, signed Toshimasa, 19th century, 10.4cm. (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The first tsuba: There were several makers who assumed the name Noriyuki after the 17th century master Hamano (Shozui), and this piece appears to be by one of the later 19th century specialists in export ware.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
The Vice President of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in Hong Kong on a career-defining discovery, his love of jade and ‘handling terrific art every day’
20th Century season gets underway with the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, which totals $191.9 million