T178. Shibuichi Kotsuka, Katakiriba
T178. Kotsuka in shibuichi, katakiribori and signed with a kao. Shibuichi is an alloy of copper and silver (pretty sure that’s what this is). Katakiribori is carving with a V chisel and angling the chisel to give varying widths of cut, to mimic an ink painting. This piece is quite nicely done. Sorry; I don’t know which artist’s kao this is.
The joint at the sides of the mouth of the kotsuka is open for 1/4″ down either side. Otherwise condition is excellent. $125.