A fine pair of Ezo menuki from the Muromachi or Momoyama period. Ezo fittings were once thought of as being from the northern area of Japan. Modern research indicates that they may originate from the Kyoto area. Many pre-Edo important koshirae have Ezo fittings. This set has a gin-ji (silver base material) done in katachi-bori with kin iroe. The silver base can be seen showing through the iroe. This set is in the theme of autumn grass, flowers and crickets. It is well carved with fine sukashi work. They have pre-Edo period style male and female posts on the backs. This is a large set of menuki and highly representative of the Ezo tradition. Accompanied by a NBTHK Hozon paper and a custom fitted box.