japonese art

Kogo
Kogo (incense box)Mid Edo period, 18th centuryBlack ground; decoration in gold hiramaki-e. Rims: pewter. Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.9 x 3.1 cm.Provenance:Charles A. Greenfield collectionPrivate collection, SwitzerlandExhibited:New York, 1980, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtLiterature:“The Charles A Greenfield collection of Japanese lacquer”, Eskenazi Ltd., London: 1990, cat. 19 A.J.Pekarik, “Japanese Lacquer, 1600-1900”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 1980, cat.19, fig. 31The antique Japanese tradition of folding love letters to form a knot around a tree branch...

Tanto in koshirae Shishinto, 19th century, attributed to Kanzan
Tanto in koshiraeShinshinto, 19th centuryNagasa [length]: 24.8 cmMotohaba: 2.9 cm,Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itameHamon [tempering pattern]: midare and choji midareBōshi [point]: ko-maruku; kaeruHorimono: suken on omote and goma-ashi on uraNakago [tang]: ubu, sujikai; one mekugi-ana.Inscribed on both sides and on the back:Attributed by Kanzan sensei to Bizen Osafune Yokoyama SukekaneGifted on 31/01/1972 for the birthday to Toshio from his grandfather AkioEngraved by Living National Treasure Gassan SadakazuKoshirae: the tantō comes with a good Higo koshirae. The...

Signed “Hizen kuni Saga Ju Masahiro”肥前國佐賀住正廣Edo period, Circa 1640NBTHK Juyō Tōken  MeasuresNagasa [lenght]: 70.2 cmMotohaba: 2.8 cm, sakihaba: 2 cmKasane [thickness]: 5.8 mmSori [curvature]: 1.82 cm Sugata [configuration]Shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, elongated chu-kissaki (3.6 cm) Kitae [forging pattern]Ko-itame hada with thick jinie and chikei Hamon [tempering pattern]: Nie-deki gunome and ō-gunome midare mixed to choji midare, the thick nioiguchi shows sunagashi, kinsuji, yo and ashi. Bōshi [point]Round at the end with hakikake kaeri...

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