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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 230

    Three Shoami Tsuba and a Bushu Tsuba


    Price Realised  


    Three Shoami Tsuba and a Bushu Tsuba
    Edo period (18th-19th century)
    All iron sukashi tsuba, the first carved with bamboo and plum blossoms; the second with a chrysanthemum-petal rim and carved with stylized birds in flight, the hitsu-ana formed as confronted ginger shoots; the third circular with a rounded rim and carved with balance weights connected to the rim with spokes; the fourth circular with the web carved as a spool
    3 1/8in. (7.9cm.); 3¼in. (8.5cm.); 3 1/8in. (7.9cm.); 2¾in. (7cm.) diameter (4)

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