18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A Suruga Tsuba
Edo period (19th century), signed Inshu ju Suruga Takaoki
Oval iron sukashi tsuba designed with a bamboo grove, the ground decorated with gold zogan, raised rim
2¾in. (7cm.) long
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