"Ryûundô zo" Signed Yatate
This yatate has been sold. See the TOKOHAN catalog for currently available yatate.
Yatate are not often signed, but occasionally you do come across a gem such as this one. This hishaku-gata style yatate is signed by the famous yatate maker "Ryûundô" (mentioned in Daruma #3 and #43 yatate articles). It's done in a dark, well patinated seido or sentoku alloy (variants on bronze) with a small silver accent nodule used as a lid handle.
This yatate is of high quality construction and of considerable weight due to the fact that both the lid and the upper portion of the sumitsubo (ink basin) are considerably thicker than average. The hinge is also thick and well aligned. The sumitsubo lid fits perfectly into the recessed area.
Signed Yatate Measurements
- Length in Total: 18.3 cm
- Height of Ink Basin: 2 cm
- Width of Handle: 1.6 cm