Estimate: $250 – $350
Shibuichi plate fuchi-kashira consisting of shakudo/gold/copper inlay depicting a figure yamabushi? (mountain priest) in high relief on the kashira and an engraved brook with inlayed high relief gold, and shakudo turtle emerging, wooden staff and fan. Fuchi signed “Hirochika and Kao”. Excellent workmanship. Possibly Hojiusai Hirochika of the “Uchikoshi (Konishi) School. See “Joly”, Plate CXII #840, p 164.