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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 232

    Two Higo Tsuba and an Echizen Tsuba

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), THE THIRD SIGNED ECHIZEN JU KINAI SAKU

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    Two Higo Tsuba and an Echizen Tsuba
    Edo period (19th century), the third signed Echizen ju Kinai saku
    The first a later Higo iron sukashi tsuba in classic design of paulownia blossoming against a window frame, the details carved in ke-bori; the second an iron sukashi tsuba in a Higo design of a paulownia flower and leaves enclosed within an round border; the third an iron plate tsuba carved with a mallow leaf in suki-bori and sukashi-bori
    3 1/8in. (8cm.); 3 1/8in. (8cm.); 3in. (7.5cm.) long
    The first with Hozon tosogu (Sword-fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 459848, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2006.10.26 (3)


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