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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"Mountain copper mokko shape carved of white radish leaves, one of the seven herbs of spring. Much of the black lacquer still remains. At first glance, it looks like the work of an old metalworker, but it is thought that it expresses the aesthetic sense of the third of the seven philosophers of Rikyu. Dates to ca. 1400, early Muromachi. Having gone through numerous battles, the state of 'wabisabi' has deepend more and more." (Haynes & Long)

6.97cm x 6.63cm x 0.31cm


NBTHK Hozon states 'Higo'. Incorrect.

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

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