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