A SENTOKU AND SILVER KOZUKA HANDLE DEPICTING A MAN WITH A BROOM UNDER THE CRESCENT MOON
Unsigned, kozuka handle, sentoku and silver
Japan, late Edo period (1615-1868)
This finely contrasting work depicts a man sweeping with a broom in takazogan?relief, the figure entirely covered with silver. The man is wearing a basket-like cap and a long robe with baggy trousers but no shoes; presumably he is a temple servant. Above him the silver crescent moon.
LENGTH 9.7 cm
Provenance: German private collection.
condition: Very good condition with minor wear and small nicks.