A miniature canon
Signed Ichigiro Masayoshi, 19th century
Length: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.)
A small iron canon with a large octagonal barrel inlaid in gold nunumezogan with two "mon" and scrolls, mounted on a wood stock and a silver matchlock action, a detachable carriage with copper and silver wheels, signed "Masayoshi" on a silver tablet.
Published: Bernard Hurtig, "Masterpieces of Netsuke Art (Tokyo and New York, 1973), p. 174, cat. no. 728.
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