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Bat Kyoto, early 19th centuryEbony netsuke; eyes inlaid in dark hornLength: 4 cmThe netsuke represents a half open wings bat. The smooth surface and angular folds contrast with the carefully incised hair work. The body is bold and full, as typical of Horaku style. The small quizzical eyes are inlaid in dark horn.In China and Japan the bat is a symbol of prosperity and happiness, associated with wedding gifts; this is due in the main fact that its Chinese name, fu could also mean happiness. Horaku was active in Kyoto where he was famous for his ability to represent very minute...

Edo period, 18th centuryA black lacquer four-case inro in the form of a Chinese rectangular ink-cakeSigned: Muchuan Ritsuo with seal Kan8.9 cm high Provenance: Bonhams: London, 12.05.2011, lot 56 Simulating chips on the borders, the inro is carved on one side with Buddha seated on a lotus throne, flanked by two acolytes above a Buddhist invocation, while the reverse is similarly carved with a panel bearing the three characters Ho (Treasure), Ro (Dew), and Dai (Stand) within a border of takaramono. The interior is decorated in black and gold lacquer.With a black lacquer netsuke...

An Echizen shinto katana in koshirae Signed Echizen fukui ju Yoshimichi / Watabe Jiro Bei I Yoshimichi(越前福居住吉道 / 渡部治郎兵衛吉道)Early Edo period, circa 1624-1661Blade: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TokenKoshirae: NBTHK Hozon KodoguNagasa [lenght]: 64.8 cmMotohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmMotokasane: 8 mm, sakikasane: 5 mmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, chu-kissaki.Kitae [forging pattern]: masame hada mixed with mokume hada.Hamon [tempering pattern]: hitatsura with gunome midare and o-choji. Long and clear sunagashi, ji-nie, chikei and kinsuji.Bōshi [point]: hakikake.Nakago [tang]: short...

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