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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long $1800.00
"This piece illustrates the powerful influence of contemporary Chinese Nanga Literati painting. The use of soft metal (copper, gold, silver, shakudo) inlays to portray foliage, mountains, architecture, and human figures is consistant with the best workmanship of the Jakushi masters, Koreyuki and Koremitsu. The entire piece displays a high level of artistic refinement and sophistication. Kawamura Fukuyoshi (1638-1707), the founder of the Jakushi school, was a Nagasaki samurai who studied painting under Shoyu Itsunen, the Chinese-born abbot of Shofukuji temple. With the fall of the Ming Dynasty, and at Itsunen's invitation, Ingen traveled to Nagasaki. That Kawamura Jakushi knew Ingen is demonstrated by Ingen's calligraphy on several Jakushi paintings. At some point Kawamura began to collaborate with a metal worker named Shiraki Kizaemon, who is identified as Jakushi II. Kizaemon translated Kawamura's designs into sword guards." (Long)

6.85cm x 7.10cm x 0.55cm

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