A shakudo tsuba Attributed to Yokoya Somin, Yokoya School, 18th century
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A shakudo tsuba Attributed to Yokoya Somin, Yokoya School, 18th century
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A shakudo tsuba Attributed to Yokoya Somin, Yokoya School, 18th century A shakudo tsuba Attributed to Yokoya Somin, Yokoya School, 18th century
Lot Details
A shakudo tsuba
Attributed to Yokoya Somin, Yokoya School, 18th century
Of oval form, carved in shishiaibori and takabori with a prancing shishi, its eyes gilt and one leg continuing on the reverse, signed Somin with elaborate inlaid copper and gilt seal Tomotsune.
7cm (2¾in).

Footnotes

  • 鍔 唐獅子 銘「宗珉 友常(壷印)」 18世紀

    Provenance: J. C. Hawkshaw collection and thence by descent to the present owner.

    Published and exhibited: Loan Exhibition held in London in aid of the British Red Cross, illustrated in the Catalogue, Japanese Art and Handicraft, London, 1915, no.731, pl.CXXXVII.
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