By Kikuoka Mitsumasa (1759-1824), late 18th century Finely formed as a pair of signal batons (saihai), the handle and the tassels rendered in shakudo taka-zogan, signed Kikuoka Mitsumasa 2 1/8in (5.3cm) wide; weight 10.3 and 10.5g
采配 金目貫 一組二具 銘「菊岡光政」 １８世紀後期
Mitsumasa is the founder of the Kikuoka school of metal workers. He was a student of Yanagawa Naomitsu (1733-1809) and is listed in the Soken Kisho, the 1781 handbook on various Japanese arts.
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