By Toyokawa Mitsunaga II (1851-1923), signed Mitsunaga to
Japan, Tokyo, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The circular gold clip finely incised in katakiri-bori with leafy stalks of willow, mounted on a shakudo plate worked resembling the full moon and carved in openwork with golden clouds and incised with two bats in flight. Signed to the lower left MITSUNAGA to [engraved by Mitsunaga]. With the original cord for the attachment to the obi (sash).
DIAMETER 2.9 cm
WEIGHT 18.7 g
Condition: Very good condition with minor surface wear.
Provenance: French private collection.
Toyokawa Mitsunaga II (1851-1923) is listed on page 175 in the TOSO KINKO JITEN by Wakayama Takeshi. He became a pupil of Mitsunaga I and married his daughter and studied Yanagawa School metal art under his father-in-law.
Obidome (sash clips) are miniature mixed metal clips which were mounted to the obi (sash) with the help of a cord. Like kagamibuta netsuke and kanamono they were fashion accessories, many of them made by famous and celebrated metalwork artists who previously made sword fittings, which fell out of demand due to the Sword Abolishment Edict in 1876. The craftsmanship of these certainly rivaled those of the finest Western jewelers.
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