18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
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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