A fine Kikuoka School shakudo kozuka and kogai By Kikuoka Mitsutoshi (died 1863), 19th century (2).
Lot 282*
A fine Kikuoka School shakudo kozuka and kogai By Kikuoka Mitsutoshi (died 1863), 19th century (2).
£1,500 - 1,800
US$ 2,400 - 2,900

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A fine Kikuoka School shakudo kozuka and kogai By Kikuoka Mitsutoshi (died 1863), 19th century (2). A fine Kikuoka School shakudo kozuka and kogai By Kikuoka Mitsutoshi (died 1863), 19th century (2).
A fine Kikuoka School shakudo kozuka and kogai
By Kikuoka Mitsutoshi (died 1863), 19th century
Bearing a nanako ground, the kozuka inlaid in gold with two ho-o birds fighting in mid-air, the thick gilt frame with slanting yasuri; the kogai similarly inlaid with a single ho-o, each signed Kikuoka Mitsutoshi with kao. (2).

Footnotes

  • 二所物 (小柄、笄) 鳳凰 銘「菊岡光利(花押)」 19世紀


    For the maker, see Robert E. Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, no.H05475. Mitsutoshi was the son of Mitsumasa and the second master of the Kikuoka mainline family.
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