Accessory Knife Handle (Kozuka) with Flowers
This is a fine antique accessory knife handle (kozuka) of the Japanese sword. The base metal of handle is the copper-silver alloy (shakudō) with a fine textured pattern of fish roe (nanako-ji). The handle is signed on the reverse side using a gold inlay signature (kinzōgan-mei) "Gotō Junjō + kaō (後藤順乗「花押」)".
The subject of the handle is a flower arrangement in a vase. The detail of the flowers, leaves, and buds are very nicely inlayed in gold (kin), scarlet copper (hiiro-dō), and copper-silver alloy (shibuichi).
The handle is signed on the reverse side using a gold inlay signature (kinzōgan-mei) "Gotō Junjō + kaō (後藤順乗「花押」)". The handle (kozuka) measures 9.6 cm (3.8 inches) long by 1.3 cm (0.5 inches) wide. The condition is excellent. The box shown in photograph number four is included in the sale.
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