Mitsuharu

Metalwork

Katsura Mitsuharu (1871-1962)
A set of twelve pocket watch fobs, each of either shibuichi, silver, shakudo, copper or sentoku, finely carved and inlaid with images representing the twelve months of the year. 
Each signed Mitsuharu.
With original wood box. 
Signed Furoan ni oite rokujugo-o, Katsura Mitsuharu koku (carved by Katsura Mitsuharu at Furoan at the age of sixty-five) with seals, inscribed on the cover Juni-ka-getsu no zu, tokei-sage (watch fobs with the designs of the twelve months), inscribed on the interior:
Ichigatsu, Shogatsu no zu (January, the design of the New Year)
Nigatsu, Hatsuuma no zu (February, the design of first horse day of the month)
Sangatsu, Momo no sekku no zu (March, the design of the doll's festival)
Shigatsu, Hanami odori no zu (April, the design of dance at the cherry blossom viewing)
Gogatsu, Tango no sekku no zu (May, the design of the boy's festival)
Rokugatsu, Hanashobu no zu (June, the design of irises)
Shichigatsu, Tanabata matsuri no zu (July, the design of the star festival)
Hachigatsu, Kawabiraki no zu (August, the design of the river festival)
Kugatsu, Choyo no joku no zu (September, the design of the chrysanthemum festival)
Jugatsu, Ebisu-ko no zu (October, the design of the Ebisu festival)
Juichigatsu, Shichigosan iwai no zu (November, the design of children's festival for ages three, five and seven)
Junigatsu, Saimatsu no zu (December, the design of year end)
Length 2.6cm
Dated 1936
 
Stock ref. 4184
 

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