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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    A Shonai Shoami Tsuba

    EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

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    A Shonai Shoami Tsuba
    Edo period (17th century)
    Circular copper ishime-ji plate decorated with ivy, pine cones and pine needles in shakudo raised in relief with highlights of gold, the plate pierced with pine needle design, hitsu-ana lined with shakudo; silver fukurin
    3¼in. (8.2cm.) diameter
    With Hozon tosogu (Sword-fitting worthy of preserving ) certificate no. 450847 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2006.10.26


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