'Hamano Harutoshi'

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"Oval mokko shakudo nanako (covering the rim and edge as well) plate. The lower area of the face of the plate with a shibuichi mino-game (a sea tortoise, symbol of longevity and old age), in relief with gold seaweed. The reverse with shibuichi and silver rocks and gold bamboo.
The plate is signed on the reverse: 'Hamano Harutoshi' and kao, H 00900.0. He worked about 1850 in Edo, and was a student of Hamano Haruyuki (H 00944.0), a prolific and skillful artist of the late Hamano family school. For this signature of Harutoshi see: Kokubo Kenichi; SHINSEN - KINKO MEIKAN, Tokyo 1993, page 301, center top and bottom photos.
The work of this artist is rather rare compared to that of his contemporaries. This example shows his skill to the fullest and that he was equal to the finest kinko artists of his time." (Haynes)
5.0cm x 5.7cm x 0.4cm

A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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