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33 AN IRON, SILVER AND GOLD KOZUKA OF TAKANORI BY MASAYUKI

34 A COPPER KOZUKA HANDLE DEPICTING ASHINAGA AND TENAGA

By Terumitsu, kozuka handle, iron, silver and gold Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Unsigned, kozuka handle, copper with gold Japan, late Edo period (1615-1868)

A man is disguised as a farmer and wearing a straw coat (mino) and hat (sugegasa), but the samurai armor and sword are visible. He is Takanori, a follower of the emperor Go-Daigo during the 14th century, writing a poem on the decorticated trunk of a cherry tree as a secret message to the emperor. The upper area shows many blossoms in takazogan relief with silver and gold, Takanori himself is also in this semi-sculptural relief. Signed HAMANO MASAYUKI on the reverse. This master from Edo, who lived until 1769, was the founder of the famous Hamano family. LENGTH 10 cm Provenance: German private collection. Condition: Very good condition with minor spots of rust. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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This kozuka handle depicts the two islanders known as Ashinaga and Tenaga, literally “long leg” and “long arm”, in high relief. The latter is seated on his companion with his long arms crossed in front of him. Both have curly hair, are naked except for a loincloth, and became well-known for their fishing skills. The eyes and loincloths are lightly gilt. The reverse of the handle shows a file pattern. LENGTH 9.7 cm Provenance: Austrian private collection. Condition: Very good condition with expected wear. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

35 AN IRON AND GOLD KOZUKA HANDLE DEPICTING DARUMA Unsigned, kozuka handle, iron and gold Japan, late Edo period (1615-1868) Daruma, the first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, is seated at the end of the handle, with bald head, the characteristic earrings and golden eyes with a longing expression, executed in high takazogan relief. Above him there is a gold inlaid inscription in cursive and abbreviated sosho. LENGTH 9.8 cm Provenance: German private collection. Condition: Very good condition with minor spots of rust. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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