A fine shibuichi kozuka carved and inlaid with a cicada on a pine tree, gold details, the back of rogin, signed Otsuriuken Miboku and kao, made at the age of 74 in 1847, the distinctive signature is that of Hamano Masanobu (1773 to at least 1846), the well regarded 4th Hamano master.
An iron kozuka inlaid with a silver ken, 19th century.
An iron kozuka inlaid in various metals with a general’s attributes, saihai etc, signed Takeshima Ichiju, 19th century.
A shibuichi kozuka carved and inlaid in low relief with an iris on a table, 19th century.
A shibuichi kozuka carved in low relief with a traveller at the foot of a waterfall, gold and shakudo details,
signed .......Kamiyama Munemichi, 1785-1857, a student of Yasuchika 5th and Someya Tomonobu.
An iron kozuka with gilt inlay of a cicada on a tree, archaic chinese characters and a seal, 19th century.
Another, similar to #1774, the gilding worn, 19th century.
A fine shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira carved with a mass of cherry blossom with gold details signed Korin (Mitsushige). This is the first Otsuki Master who worked only in the Goto style, 18th century.
A shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira inlaid in low relief with gilt roundels of flowers, 19th century.
A shakudo han-dachi fuchi-kashira, the polished surface with Kaga style gold inlay of flowering plants.
A shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira inlaid with kiku, foliage and insects in gold and shakudo, 19th century.
A shibuichi set of fuchi-kashira carved in low relief with two Chinese Sages, gilt details, signed Tsunenao and kao,18th century.
A shibuichi set of fuchi-kashira carved and inlaid with birds and plants, signed Masayoshi and kao,19th century.
A shibuichi kurikata similarly decorated to 1699b, they could be part of a set, 19th century.
A copper set of fuchi-kashira carved in high relief with peonies, signed Nomura Masanao and kao.
A kozuka depicting a shishi and butterfly.
A kozuka inlaid with a beanpod.
A shiiremono kozuka depicting two horses.
A copper shiiremono kozuka depicting figures and waves.
A shiiremono kozuka depicting horses.
A fine Goto school shakudo nanako kozuka by Tokujo, the 5th main line master (1550-1631), depicting a Ho-o bird
beneath a flowering cherry tree, inlaid in gold, silver and shakudo. Signed Mon Tokujo - Mitsutaka and kao,
the decoration being by Tokujo but has been restored with a new case, probably by Goto Mitsutaka (Enjo 1721-84)
the 13th master who made the attribution on the side, both the condition and colour are very good. Enjo made many
attributions and he is considered a reliable judge of his predecessors works. SOLD
A shakudo kozuka carved overall in kebori with horses, with the signature 'Soyo', 19th century
GBP300 REDUCED TO GBP230 #1608
A shakudo kozuka carved in shishiaibori with a single neighing horse, the eye gilt, with the signature 'Shozui',
GBP320 REDUCED TO GBP230 #1604