Fuchi Kashira: Falcon and herons
Signature/mei: Takase Eiju with kao 高瀬栄寿
Material: shakudo nanako, gold, silver
Era/jidai: late Edo
Kashira Dimension: 33.5mm 19.7mm x 10.8mm
Fuchi Dimension: 37.7mm x 23.4mm x 14.6mm
Custom made box with cushion
NBTHK: Tokubetsu Hozon (2023)
Price: €3500 / $3900
Shakudo nanako fuchi kashira made by the Mito artist Takase Eiju, who was a disciple of a famous craftsman of the Mito Tradition, Taizan Motozane. Eiju was active in the late Edo period.
A golden falcon is depicted on the very finely executed shakudo nanako ground of the kashira. We can now observe three golden herons in flight on the fuchi, also on a pristine shakudo nanako surface. The eyes of all birds are inlaid with small shakudo dots and the state of preservation of this fuchi kashira is almost perfect.
As such, this fuchi kashira has just been awarded tokubetsu hozon by the NBTHK and comes with a custom made kiri box.