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Shakudo Gold Inlay Umetada Kozuka

Reference Number
FK-10364
Title
[ Horse from Gourd ] Umetada Kozuka
Time
The Momoyama period (1573 - 1603) or early part of the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Inscription
No Inscription
L x W x H
9.7 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm
Weight
23 g
Material
Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold)
Box
Wooden Box
Certificate
Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho issued by NBTHK on December 22 of 2009
Description

There is a certificate (Kanteisho) issued by Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) on December 22 of 2009.
According to the Kanteisho, this Kozuka was produced by Umetada Myoju (1556 - 1631, Known as the greatest swordsmith and also sword fitting ornaments craftsman) or one of his very close disciples.
The Kozuka is made from Shakudo alloy.
The surfaces are polished well (=Migaki-ji).
The motif is a horse sprang out of a gourd.
The scene comes from the one ancient Japanese proverb.
The motif is expressed in the Kebori carving method and the Zogan Keshikomi inlay with gold.

It is rare that a Kozuka is judged as an old Umetada one by NBTHK.
So, this is precious Kozuka.

Price
USD 1280
[ Umetada Shakudo Kozuka ] NBTHK Kanteisho, Momoyama period
Horse from Gourd
Shakudo Migaki-ji Kozuka
Kin Zogan (Gold Inlay)
Horse expressed in gold inlay
Gourd
In Wood Box
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai, Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) Kanteisho
Features
Shakudo (red copper) - alloy of copper and gold This Kozuka is made of Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold).
Migaki-Ji - polished surfaces The surfaces are polished well.
Zogan - inlay The horse and gourd are expressed in the Kin-Keshikomi Zogan inlay method with gold.

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