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).


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).


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).


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



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


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


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


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


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      #1565

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


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.

GBP350          #1607

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

GBP350          #1603

A shakudo kozuka carved overall in kebori with horses, with the signature 'Soyo', 19th century

GBP300          #1608

A shakudo kozuka carved in shishiaibori with a single neighing horse, the eye gilt, with the signature 'Shozui',
19th century.

GBP320          #1604

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 (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.      


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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 tanto, the blade hira-zukuri with  itame/mokume-hada with ji-nie, hitatsura hamon in nie-deki with sunagashi and kinsuji, suiken & bohi horimono, ubu nakago signed Jakushu ju Fuyuhiro saku -  hachi gatsu kichi hi. Length 9.53". This has the appearance of a later Soshu blade. Late Muromachi to the Momoyama period 16th century.

The koshirae with silver mounts chiselled with waves, silver menuki, associated silver kozuka, the fuchi and koi-guchi extended to simulate a tsuba, nashiji saya with gilt lacquer kirimon. With an NBTHK Hozon Token paper for the blade.

GBP5800           #1591

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