Some kozuka and fuchi-kashira are from the Wrangham Collection Part 3 sold by Bonhams in May 2012. They are being offered at substantial discount to the prices realized, At the end of the text Bonhams prices are shown and include the buyers' premium, there are also some tsuba in the tsuba section.

A fine kozuka of shibuichi with an ishime ground, inlaid in iroe takazogan with 'husband & wife rocks' connected with a shimenawa, the case of silver. Signed Funada Ikkin Yoshinaga and kao. Ikkin was a pupil of Goto Ichijo and is a highly regarded artist. (Bonhams lot 4 GBP910).


A nice shakudo nanako kozuka carved and inlaid with the moon and pine trees on a hill. gilt frame. signed Nagatsune. (Bonhams lot 11 GBP540).

SOLD        #1706

A shibuichi kozuka carved and inlaid with a tiger in copper and gold and a cub in a tree during a rain shower. Signed Horie Okinari and kao 'at the age of 72'. (Bonhams lot 35 GBP540).

GBP420          #1701

A pair of shibuichi fuchi-kashira inlaid in iroe takazogan with two sages, one standing and one seated with a fishing rod and creel. Signed Nagatsune and kao. (Bonhams lot 12 GBP1040).

GBP650REDUCED TO   GBP580     #1706b

A good kozuka signed Sekijoken Motozane gyonen roku ju nisai and kao, carved in shishiaibori with Asahino Saburo tearing the armour of Soga no Goro.  (Bonhams lot 87 GBP780).

SOLD        #1712

A copper kozuka depicting Fujiyama and Fishing boats, signed Hiroyuki, 19th century.

GBP160 REDUCED TO   GBP120    #1732

A shibuichi kozuka with two deer in copper and shibuichi high relief with gold details, signed Toshinaga.

GBP240 REDUCED TO   GBP190    #1741

A shakudo kozuka carved as a feathered object, with slight gold details.

GBP150 REDUCED TO   GBP110    #1731

A good Goto shakudo nanako kozuka inlaid with shells in various metals, 19th century.

GBP350REDUCED TO   GBP300     #1728

A fine shakudo nanako kozuka inlaid with a gilt dragon amidst clouds, 19th century.

SOLD   #1748

A good pair of  Hamano shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira depicting two Chinese generals in shakudo and gilt high relief.
19th century.

GBP700 REDUCED TO   GBP575         #1565

A pair of shakudo fuchi-kashira  depicting a gilt dragon headed fish (shachi) in waves.

GBP350     REDUCED TO   GBP260       #1799

A shibuichi kozuka carved in katakiri with a group of horses playing, signed Suzuki Ichirin and kao. This artist
worked in Edo and is listed in the Soken Kisho (1781) and was therefore working prior to this date.

SOLD             #1607

A shakudo nanako kozuka depicting terrapins by a stream in gilt takazogan. 19th century.

GBP350 REDUCED TO   GBP260              #1603


Contact me for a fuller description and images of pieces. All fittings are unsigned unless stated otherwise.  Items may be returned for a full refund (less postage & insurance) within 14 days (UK), 21 days elsewhere.
   Small Fittings
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 1847), the well regarded 4th Hamano master.         

GBP320  #1769

An iron kozuka inlaid with a silver ken, 19th century.

SOLD      #1770

An iron kozuka inlaid in various metals with a general’s attributes, saihai etc, signed  Takeshima Ichiju, 19th century.

GBP270  #1771

A shibuichi kozuka carved and inlaid in low relief with an iris on a table, 19th century.

GBP190  #1772

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.


GBP220  #1773

An iron kozuka with gilt inlay of a cicada on a tree, archaic chinese characters and a seal, 19th century.

GBP125  #1774

Another, similar to #1774, the gilding worn, 19th century.

GBP90    #1775

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.

GBP390  #1699e

A shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira inlaid in low relief with gilt roundels of flowers, 19th century.

GBP275  #1699f

A shakudo handachi fuchi-kashira, the polished surface with Kaga style gold inlay of flowering plants.

GBP175  #1699g   

A shakudo nanako fuchi-kashira inlaid with kiku, foliage and insects in gold and shakudo, 19th century.

GBP220  #1699h

A shibuichi set of fuchi-kashira carved in low relief with two Chinese Sages, gilt details, signed Tsunenao and kao,18th  century.

GBP300  #1699d

A shibuichi set of fuchi-kashira carved and inlaid with birds and plants, signed Masayoshi and kao,19th century.

SOLD           #1699b

A shibuichi kurikata similarly decorated to 1699b, they could be part of a set, 19th century.

SOLD    #1699c

A copper set of fuchi-kashira carved in high relief with peonies, signed Nomura Masanao and kao.

GBP200  #1699a

A kozuka depicting a shishi and butterfly.

GBP80    #1730

A kozuka inlaid with a beanpod.

GBP90    #1743

A shiiremono kozuka depicting two horses.

GBP50    #1735

A copper shiiremono kozuka depicting figures and waves.

SOLD    #1746

A shiiremono kozuka depicting horses.

GBP50    #1745

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.      


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',
19th century.


GBP320 REDUCED TO   GBP230           #1604



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