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Tetsu Migaki-ji Iroe Zogan Fuchi & Kashira Set

Reference Number
[ Egret, Crow and Fisherman ] by Nara Masanaga
Middle Part of the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
"Masanaga (Monogram)" on the Fuchi
L x W x H
[Fuchi] 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm, 16 g
(Nakago Hole = 2.8 x 0.6 cm)
[Kashira] 3.4 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm, 7 g
Tetsu (iron)
Wooden Box
Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho issued by NBTHK on October 18 of 2007

A certificate issued by NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai) on Oct 18 of 2007 is attached.
According to the certificate, this Fuchi & Kashira set is made of iron.
The surfaces are polished well (Migaki-ji).
The motifs are expressed in high-relief carving (Takabori), and the Iroe inlay with gold, silver, Shakudo and Suaka.
The motifs are an egret, crow and fisherman fishing alone.
There is an inscription "Masanaga(Monogram)" on the Fuchi.
The certificate proves that this set is made by Nara Masanaga.
He is famous craftsman at the middle part of the Edo period belonged to the Nara school in Edo area.
Pupil of Nara Toshinaga.
The sister of Masanaga married with Sugiura Joi, very very famous master craftsman.
Masanaga is also master craftsman.
So, this Fuchi & Kashira set is very precious one.

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NBTHK Kanteisho is attached
Tetsu Migaki-ji Fuchi & Kashira Set by Masanaga
Inscribed "Masanaga (Monogram)"
Fisherman fishing alone
Crow and Egret (Karasu and Sagi Birds)
Karasu and Sirasagi
Fuchi and Kashira Set by Nara Masanaga
NBTHK Origami
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai Kanteisho
Tetsu - wrought iron plate Both the Fuchi and Kashira are made from wrought iron plate.
Migaki-Ji - polished surface The surfaces are polished well.
Takabori - high relief carving The motifs are expressed in high-relief carving.
Iroe - inlay with colored metals The motifs are expressed also in the Iroe inlay method with gold, silver, Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) and Suaka (Refined copper).
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