FT-144 Ko-Kinko Kogai
Nice large Ko-Kinko kogai from the Muromachi period.
Design is of shellfish among waves and is skillfully executed. The good use of gold uttori shows high level of material and craftsmanship, coupled with the dark black shakudo base make for a nice contrast to the gold-foiled design. The craftsmanship is very close to Ko-Goto work, and is actually possible be called as such. But in our opinion, this is classic Ko-Kinko workmanship of high level. Kogai would be great for collecting as is or for a high-level tensho mount.
23.3 cm length x 1.37 cm x 5.4mm