Pair of Antique Yatate from Kyoto

SOLD

This yatate has been sold. See the TOKOHAN catalog for currently available yatate.

This pair of yatate was found in an old home in Kyoto. While not 100% matched, both yatate are strikingly similar and were certainly crafted in the same school. Both their weight and the shiny, dark patina cause these to stand out from the many garden variety yatate available on the market.

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Japanese mon style crest on sumitsubo lid

Japanese family crest on an antique yatate lid open sumitsubo (ink basin) on an antique Japanese yatate

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The dual slots in the fude tube indicate that this yatate was originally equipped with a companion piece (likely a small utility knife for paper cutting, known as a kami-kiri

open sumitsubo (ink basin) on an antique Japanese yatate showing slot for a brush and a kami-kiri paper knife bottom of sumitsubo on an antique Japanese yatate

Note the detail on the yatate lid bolts

Japanese family crest on an antique yatate sumitsubo lid

Wonderful, shiny patina

stem and lid view of a Japanese yatate lid and side view of a Japanese yatate

The lid slightly overlaps the sumitsubo

side view of an antique Japanese yatate sumitsubo (ink basin)

Yatate underside view showing solder holding the sumitsubo bottom in place

bottom view of an antique Japanese yatate ink basin