Fine Japanese Works of Art from the Edward Wrangham Collection (Online only) / A metal-inlaid gold-lacquer four-case saya inro By Tobe Kofu (1888-1965) and Hagiya Katsuhira II (born 1859), early 20th century
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六歌仙図蒔絵貼付彫金印籠 銘「公風作」「勝平刻」 20世紀前期
Provenance: Graham Gemmell, London, 1988.
Wrangham collection, no.1925.
For Tobe Kofu, see E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, Alnwick, Harehope Publications, 1995, p.135. The metalwork is almost certainly by Hagiya Katsuhira II (see also lot 142), who was born in 1859, the son of Suzuki Katsuyasu, and later adopted by Hagiya Katsuyasu in 1875, see Robert E. Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, Ellwangen, Germany, Nihon Art Publishers, 2001, no.H02760.
The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part VI, lot 134.