KAGA Province

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Provenance: R. E. Haynes Serious Inquiries Only
"Presented here is an excellent example of Yoshiro work from the Kaga Province. Iron plate in mokko shape with four inome, with shakudo fukurin and brass flat inlay. Also line inlay needle stone. It has a simple pattern of chestnut, rat, and clouds on a moist and smooth surface with good iron taste and the shakudo fukurin is carefully and skillfully attached. There are no omissions in the brass inlay and it appears like a golden painting depending on the lighting.
Consider that in the sixteenth century, brass was still a metal imported from China and considered extremely valuable.
Dates to ca. 1500-1550." (Haynes & Long)

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