IKKIN 4 £910
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).
Nagatsune 11 £540
A nice shakudo nanako kozuka carved and inlaid with the moon, pine trees on a hill,gilt f
A nice shakudo nanako kozuka carved and inlaid with the moon and pine trees on a hill. gilt framith the
signed Nagatsune. (Bonhams lot 11 GBP540).
Masaschika 19 £390
A shibuichi fuchi-kashira with an ishime ground inlaid with a stag in shibuichi, a bat and reishi fungus in shakudo and gold takazogan. Signed Tsuchiya Masachika and kao. Masachika was the 6th Tsuchiya Yasuchika and is a good artist. (Bonhams lot 19 GBP390).
Okinari 35 £540
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).
Nagatsune FK 12 £1040
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).
Nagatsune tsuba 9 £715
An oval shibuichi tsuba inlaid in iroe takazogan with a cormorant fisher with a flaming torch beneath a clouded moon, the reverse inlaid in copper with his boat. Signed Echizen Daijo Nagatsune and kao. Height 2.5". (Bonhams lot 9 GBP715).
3 tsuba 30 £1040
Some of the items below came from part 3 of the Edward G. Wrangham Collection sold in May 2012 at Bonham's in London, they are offered at considerately less the price they made then.
Fuchi-kashira depicting two Chinese generals in shakudo and gilt high relief. Hamano school. 19th century.
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.
A shakudo nanako kozuka depicting terrapins by a stream in gilt takazogan. 19th century.
A shibuichi kozuka carved overall in kebori with horses, with the signature 'Soyo', 19th century
A shibuichi kozuka carved in shishiaibori with a single neighing horse, the eye gilt, with the signature 'Shozui', 19th century.