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Katsura Mitsuharu

(1871 -  1962 )
MITSUHARU Katsura Untitled

Bonhams
Nov 9, 2017
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Katsura Mitsuharu - Untitled

Katsura Mitsuharu - Untitled

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Lot number: 388
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An engraved and inlaid shibuichi fan-shaped panel mounted on the original wood panel and frame By Katsura Mitsuharu (1871-1962), Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, late 19th/early 20th centuryry Engraved with three ayu (freshwater trout) swimming among rippled waters crashing against rocks carved in katakiribori (engraving with an angled chisel emulating brushstrokes) and kebori (plain line engraving) with slight details in flat relief of gold; signed at bottom left with chiselled characters Mitsuharu with gold seal Mitsu; with a cloth-bound storage box. The panel: 19.5cm x 55cm (7 5/8in x 21 5/8in); the frame: 43.5cm x 84.7cm (17 1/8in x 33 5/16in). (2). Footnotes
Katsura Mitsuharu - Figure Of Monju Bosatsu

Katsura Mitsuharu - Figure Of Monju Bosatsu

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Lot number: 306
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A bronze okimono figure of Monju Bosatsu

By Katsura Mitsuharu (1871-1962), Meiji era (1868-1912)

Represented as a youth, seated in a relaxed pose on the back of a large

shishi

holding a detachable bronze

reishi

fungus sceptre in his right hand and the

Hannyakyo

(Perfection of Wisdom Sutra) scroll in his left hand, the jewels adorning his body inlaid in gilt and silvered metal, the lion's eyes of gilt silver with dark pupils; signed on the base in chiselled characters

Koryusai Mitsuharu saku

.

24.3cm x 30.7cm (9 5/8in x 12 1/8in).

(2).

Footnotes

Katsura Mitsuharu, one of the great metalworkers of the modern era, was a student of Toyokawa Mitsunaga II (1851‐1923). He exhibited at the Paris (1937) and Chicago (1933) International Expositions and his work is included in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. 1(superscript)

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1. Wakayama Takeshi,

Kinko jiten

(A Dictionary of Metalworkers), Tokyo, Token Shunju Shinbunsha, 1999, p.408.
Katsura Mitsuharu - Untitled

Katsura Mitsuharu - Untitled

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Lot number: 389
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An engraved and inlaid copper panel mounted on the original wood panel and frame By Katsura Mitsuharu (1871-1962), Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, late 19th/early 20th century Carved in sunken relief and katakiribori (engraving with an angled chisel emulating brushstrokes) with Shoki the Demon Queller holding his enormous sack over his shoulders and intimidating the taunting demon at his feet, with details inlaid in gold, copper and shakudo; signed with chiselled characters Mitsuharu with a kao, with a wood tomobako storage box inscribed and titled on the outside of the lid Shoki no zu [...] gaku and the inside signed and sealed by the artist, Furoan ni oite Katsura Mitsuharu kizamu with seal Mitsuharu. The panel: 27cm x 24.1cm (10 5/8in x 9½in); the frame: 47.5cm x 36cm (18¾in x 14 1/16in). (2). Footnotes
Katsura Mitsuharu - A Horse

Katsura Mitsuharu - A Horse

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Lot number: 80
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An ivory netsuke of a horse Attributed to Mitsuharu, Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century Insribed in an irregular reserve Tomotada. 6cm (2 3/8in) high. 象牙彫根付 馬 銘「友忠」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期 Provenance: Louis Joseph, London, 1958. Published: Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.59, no.K124. Standing with head lowered to the right with its mouth open, one foreleg bent and its tail sweeping around the left flank, the well-toned ivory slightly worn and the pupils inlaid. A study of a goat by Mitsuharu carved in a similar manner, from the Katchen collection, was sold in these rooms, 8 November 2016, lot 93.
Katsura Mitsuharu - A Shishi

Katsura Mitsuharu - A Shishi

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Lot number: 191
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi Attributed to Mitsuharu, Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century Inscribed in an oval reserve Tomotada. 4.8cm (1 7/8in) high. 象牙彫根付 玉取獅子 銘「友忠」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期 Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London. Published: Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.83, no.K427. Seated, its head turned back to the left, its open mouth containing a loose ball and one forepaw resting on a large ball, carved with a formal design, the slightly worn ivory with a good patina and the pupils inlaid. Although bearing the name Tomotada, the work is confidently attributed to Mitsuharu, who was responsible for a number of similar netsuke of the subject. Examples are illustrated in Lazarnick, NIA, p.773; Bandini, SON, p.15, no.17; and Okada and Neill, RAIB, p.34, no.6. Another example signed Tomotada is illustrated in Harris, HGBM, p.40, no.113.
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