A silver koro and cover modelled as a hawk By Ichiryu Tomonobu, dated 1898

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Lot 209*
A silver koro and cover modelled as a hawk
By Ichiryu Tomonobu, dated 1898

Sold for £ 34,800 (US$ 43,504) inc. premium
Silver works of art

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A silver koro and cover modelled as a hawk
By Ichiryu Tomonobu, dated 1898
The bird of prey perched on one leg with its wings folded and head lowered. The whole in silver, the feathers chased in kebori with gold details, the legs gilt and lacquered bronze, a section in the bird's back is detachable for the incense, containing a removable silver liner; the eyes double-inlaid in gold and shakudo, the roiro lacquered stand mounted in silver and carved in low relief with overlapping mon and decorated in gold hiramakie with various mon, including aoi-mon, nobori fuji-mon, genji guruma-mon and yoroi cho-mon, the inside of the cover signed Tsuchinoe-inu [1898] no Haru Tomonobu koku; with wood storage box. 59cm (23¼in) high. (5).

Footnotes

  • 銀香炉 鷹 友信 明治31年(1898年)

    Compare with another silver koro modelled as a hawk perched on a tall lacquer stand in the Nasser D Khalili collection, Meiji (no) Takara, Treasures of Imperial Japan, Metalwork part II, illustrated no.120.

    For the probable maker, Ichiryuken Tomonobu, see R. Haynes, Index no. H 10025.
A silver koro and cover modelled as a hawk By Ichiryu Tomonobu, dated 1898
A silver koro and cover modelled as a hawk By Ichiryu Tomonobu, dated 1898
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