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"A shakudo plate with the finest and most delicate nanako surface. This decoration appears on both faces and the rim. The size of the dots and the regularity of the work is marvelous as the dots must be placed entirely by touch. On the omote we find peonies and butterflies along with other foliage inlaid with gold and shakudo. On the ura are more butterflies and chrysanthemums inlaid with gold and shakudo.

SIZE: 7.15cm x 7.70cm x 0.40cm plate.

The mei reads: GOTO RINJO with Kao. (H 07553.0) This is the only known and rare example of his signature. He is considered the founder of the Goto Hanzaemon family line and the third son of Goto Kyujo (H 03741.0)." (Long)

Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes;
            Elliott D. Long

Inquiries Only:
please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL
( elliott@shibuiswords.com ).

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

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