R120. Kotsuka, 2 Herons
R120. Nara School kotsuka in brass with copper, silver, and shakudo inlay: 2 herons beside a river and beneath a willow. 1.45 x 9.8 cm. 1st rate carving here: the 2nd heron is hard to pick out but a pleasant surprise once sighted. Nice kotsuka. Note: since I took the pictures of this kotsuka, one of the elastic straps in the box has broken. Was $170, now $110.