© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: JAPNE0619-042
AN EXCELLENT SENTOKU KOZUKA WITH BLADE OF A BEARDED MAN IN ROYAL GARMENT
Unsigned, kozuka handle of sentoku and some gold with iron blade
Japan, late Edo period (1615-1868)

The figure executed in a light takazogan relief could be Kanti as well as the poet Michizane, as there is a book on the table. More exact clues are not given, both would be depicted with a full beard. Kanti, known as Guandi
in China, was canonized as an immortal in 1128 and as a Chinese war god in 1594. The splendor of his robe – details with gilding – would indicate it is him rather than the poet. An incised inscription on the blade.

LENGTH 20.8 cm

Provenance: German private collection.
Condition: Very good condition.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 800
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 400

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