An iron tsuba Goto School, dated 1790
Lot 78
An iron tsuba Goto School, dated 1790
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Lot Details
An iron tsuba
Goto School, dated 1790
Of oval form, carved in takabori with five bats in flight, dated Kansei kanoe-inu, natsu (Summer in the 2nd year of Kansei, 1790) Nobuchika gonomi, signed Goto Seijo with kao.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 鐔 蝙蝠 銘「寛政庚戌夏 信允好」「後藤清乘(花押)」 寛政2年(1790年)

    Provenance: Bradford collection, purchased at Sotheby's London, 1975.

    The maker is probably that cited in Haynes, Index, no.H 08070. Goto Seijo (1747-1814) worked in a different manner from others of the Goto school and, although he adopted the same name as Goto Seijo the third, his relationship to the former is unknown.
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