Knife Handle (Kozuka)

Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold | 9.7in | Late 16th century and 18th century

Unknown Artist

The inscription is by Gotō Mitsumasa (1695–1742), twelfth generation master of the main line Gotō School. It indicates that the chiseled gold peony ornament is by his predecessor, Gotō Kojō (1529–1620), fourth generation Gotō master, while the rest o...
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