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39 A SHIBUICHI KOZUKA WITH OMODAKA Unsigned, shibuichi kozuka with silver and gold Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A beautifully inlaid shibuichi kozuka bearing a fine nanako ground decorated in iro-e takazogan with a pair of flowering threelobed water plants - omodaka or shogunso (plant of the Shoguns) tied together with fine gold threads. Already during the Heian period this plant was popularly shown on mon crests. LENGTH 9,7 CM Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939) Condition: Excellent condition Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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40 A FINE SHAKUDO, GOLD AND SILVER KOZUKA HANDLE WITH ARROW AND FALCON

41 A RARE SHAKUDO, GOLD AND SILVER KOZUKA HANDLE WITH HO-O BIRD

Unsigned, kozuka handle, shakudo, gold and silver Japan ,19th century, Edo period (16151868)

Unsigned, kozuka handle, shakudo, gold and silver Japan ,19th century, Edo period (16151868)

Inlaid shakudo kozuka bearing a nanako ground decorated with an arrow (ya) and falcon (taka) in iro-e takazogan. In Japan both motifs were popularly depicted on arms. The prey bird was commonly used for hunting and represents the virtue of fighting spirit . LENGTH 9.5 cm

Inlaid shakudo kozuka bearing a nanako ground decorated showing a iro-e takazogan inlaid Ho-o bird (in Chinese Fenghuang). The mythological creature, sometimes referred to as the Chinese phoenix, has beautifully crafted and flowing gold, silver and shakudo tail feathers.

Provenance: Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition.

Provenance: Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition.

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

LENGTH 9.5 cm

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