Two kashira, one made of iron inlaid with shi-bu-ichi (alloy of copper and silver with traces of iron and gold, giving this characteristic silvery grey patina) and gilded copper, depicting a crane (one of the major symbols of longevity, and representation of the celestial principle of taoism).
The other one, made of shi-bu-ichi decorated with gilden copper and suaka (pale brown patina) inlays, depicting two characters reading a letter.
The lot includes a round shaped mé-nuki made of shi-bu-ichi, depicting a samurai in a landscape of pine trees.
early 19th century - C.1810
Very good condition with some sign of natural wear from age
Private japanese coillection of Mrs. B. bought in 1973.
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Kashira, Menuki
- Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- 3 pieces lot comprising two Kashira and one Mé-nuki
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 3.4×2×0.5 cm