All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1189032
This is a very fine example of kodogu. Beautifully and finely rendered sweet fish swimming in a stream. Shibuichi or possibly copper with gold highlights. Near mint condition. There is a 3 kanji inscription on the back that seems to refer to evening calm. It is signed Seizui possibly for Hamano Seizui 1695 to 1769, the period and the school look correct to me. Any further information would be welcome. 17.5 x 1.1 x .3 cm. Much nicer than the pictures with excellent detail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1091186
Very fine carving and typical of this artists work see image 5 from the international Netsuke Journal with photo of the work of Jugyoku Ryukosai. He worked in the mid-1800's, this netsuke has been verified as authentic verbally by 2 well known netsuke dealers ( I will reveal these to the buyer ). Boxwood, about 1 5/8" long by 1 1/8" tall, excellent condition, some wear to high points and himotoshi. Old label on bottom " 526" ex. Bushell collection...