Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo nanako ground. High relief horses in shakudo with gold and silver highlights. Signed: Goto Mitsu…(Kao). Nanako is somewhat worn and gold on edges and reverse shows some wear from the kodzuka pocket.
Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo nanako ground. High relief oxen in gold, shakudo, and silver. Signed: Gotu Taka Yuki with Kao. Gold ox, shakudo ox and combination gold and shakudo ex. (Two small dents on edge).
Kinko Kodzuka. Silver plate over copper base. Subject is quarter moon over grass and flowers. Flowers wrap around on edge. Signed: Mitsu Toshi (1662-1721), 11th Mainline Goto Master (Art name Tsujo) Ref: Nihonto Koza, Vol. 6. Kodzuka has small dents on edge.
Kinko Kodzuka. Polished shadudo ground. Scene of birds sitting under a pine tree beside gold boat on shakudo water. Also in background is a flight of birds. Kaga work. Unsigned. Reverse has shakudo and gold. Elegant.
Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo nanako base. Motif of two gold cranes swimming in ocean with shibuichi waves and silver droplets. All in high relief. Gold overlay on sides. Reverse has copper and shakudo striated pattern. Signed: Sonobe Yoshi Hide (1806-1864). Second family master of Sonobe Goto School. Beautiful composition. N.B.T.H.K. Certificate.
Kinko Kodzuka. Shibuichi Nanako Ground. Obverse has small mountain island with shibuichi temple behind a gold island and with an even smaller shakudo island in the foreground. Reverse is covered in a “wave” pattern. Signed on the closed end. Tomi Hisa-with N.T.H.K. certificate.
Kinko Kodzuka. Flowering plum tree behind an ornate checkered criss-cross wall of silver against a shakudo background. Flowers are silver and branches are gold. Unsigned but attributed to the Kaga School by the N.B.T.H.K. Ex-Stanly Kellert Collection.
Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo nanako ground depicting a whisk (possibly fly whisk) gold, silver and copper. Unsigned (Mumei). This is a very pleasing motif. The high quality work and fine nanako will make you smile! With N.B.T.H.K. certificate.
Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo stone ground silver puppy with shakudo highlights gold flowers around the puppy. Reverse is decorated with flowers and grass. Background is lightly textured on front side. Very small signature on reverse. Signed: Teru Aki Family name Kato. Mid 19th century. Pupil of Ishiguro Masa Aki. Baur, P. 397 (534).
Kinko Kodzuka. Shakudo nanako ground. High relief of three rats with gold, silver and shakudo highlights. Signed: Kumaya Yoshi Yuki. Mid 19th century. Baur, P. 407 (740). N.B.T.H.K. certificate. The rats are a sign of wealth and prosperity (no food, no rats). First rat is shakudo with gold eye. The second is silver. All in high relief. Fine kodzuka!