Estimate: $500 – $1,000
Edo Kinko tsuba period, inscribed “Hamano Naoyuki” on front (late 18th/early 19th c.). Hamano school was founded by Hamano Shozui (masayuki), 1696 – 1769. The Hamano of Edo, was the most prominent of the schools. Shibuichi oval plate with carved high relief, carved and inlaid with shakudo, gold, silver and copper. The front depicts two figures approaching a seated figure occupied with sword in hand and jacket removed. The two subjects one on horseback the other holding a yari. The plate also includes low relief carved detail on the ura side of a rushing mountian brook and bridge under a carved, high relief pine tree. The workmanship of this piece is very fine and well executed. 6.5 x 5.9cm. 3mm at the slightly rounded mimi and 4mm at the seppa dai.