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Kyoto-Kinko Menuki

Reference Number
[ Algae and Shells ] Kyoto-Kinko Menuki
During the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
No Inscription
L x W x H
(1) 1.5 x 4.3 cm, 6 g
(2) 1.5 x 4.2 cm, 6 g
Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold)
Wooden Box
Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho issued by NBTHK on December 15 of 2006

A certificate issued by NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai) on Dec 15 of 2006 is attached.
According to the certificate, this Menuki set is made of Shakudo.
These are shaped in the Katachibori.
Shells are expressed in the Iroe inlay with gold.
The concavo-convex shaped pair of Ashi of the Menuki is called "Inyokon".
The Menuki set is made by Kyo-Kinko (=Kyoto style craftsmen).
Elaborate and nice Menuki.

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Algae and Shells
concavo-convex shaped pair of Ashi
Made of Shakudo
Iroe Inaid with Gold
In Wooden Box
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai Kanteisho (Hozon Tosogu)
Shakudo (red copper) - alloy of copper and gold This Menuki set is made of Shakudo (red copper, alloy of copper and gold).
Katachibori The Menuki are outlined in the Katachibori.
Iroe - inlay with colored metals These are Iroe inlaid with gold.
Inyokon One Ashi of the Menuki is shaped in reentrant.
The other one is shaped convexly.
The pair of this kind of concavo-convex shapes of Ashi is called "Inyokon".
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