A pair of Mito school menuki Edo period (19th century)
Lot 1113
A pair of Mito school menuki Edo period (19th century)
US$ 1,800 - 2,500
£1,100 - 1,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of Mito school menuki
Edo period (19th century)
The pair carved as two characters from the Tale of Momotaro: the wood cutter resting on a bundle of sticks and an old woman washing clothes, all rendered in shibuichi with copper and gold details
1 1/8in (2.8cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Ex-Raymond and Frances Bushell collection, sold Christie's, New York, The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Japanese Sword Fittings, Japanese Works of Art 28 October, 1998, lot 643.


    Exhibited: Mikimoto Hall, Ginza Mikimoto, Tokyo, 1980.3.13-24.

    Published: Ando Satsuo, Kodogu/ The World of Sword Furnishings; Fittings from the Collection of Raymond Bushell (Tokyo: Mikimoto, 1980), no. 70.
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