AN IRON, SILVER AND GOLD KOZUKA OF TAKANORI BY MASAYUKI
By Terumitsu, kozuka handle, iron, silver and gold
Japan, 18th century, 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.