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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 269

    A Kunitomo School Tsuba

    EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), SIGNED SEISHU KAMEYAMA JU KUNITOMO TEIEI SAKU

    Price Realised  

    A Kunitomo School Tsuba
    Edo period (18th century), signed Seishu Kameyama ju Kunitomo Teiei saku
    Circular iron plate decorated with pine trees in sahari inlays, the rim slightly lobed
    3¼in. (8.2cm.) diameter
    With a Tokubetsu hozon tosogu (Sword-fitting especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 451505 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2006.12.15


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    The Kunitomo family of Kameyama in Ise Province were originally famous gun smiths who later turned to making tsuba. They flourished during the late 17th to early 18th century. The use of sahari inlay (a white metal alloy) is found in many examples of their work.