Q270. Fuchi Kashira: Shakudo with Soft Metal & Mother of Pearl
Q270. Fuchi kashira with gold, silver, copper, & mother of pearl inlay. The inside dimensions for the fuchi are 1.85 x 3.4 x .95 cm deep. This set is a bit unusual: copper boats with silver sails traverse rough water with sea shells in the air. Some sort of giant beast (looks like a duck billed platypus) faces the boat on the fuchi and something that somewhat resembles a brontosaurus (but I’m sure it must be something else) sits above the boat on the kashira. And the closer I look, the more I find to scratch my head about (best quit before this gets too strange). The set comes in a box and, with the exception of one small dent in the rim of the fuchi, condition is excellent. $250.