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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 303

    Five Iron Sukashi Tsuba


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    Five Iron Sukashi Tsuba
    Momoyama-Edo period (17th-18th century), the fifth inscribed Soheishi nyudo Soten sei
    The first, a circular iron Shoami-school sukashi tsuba carved in the round with water droppers and inkstones and writing brushes, silver highlights; the second, a Kyoto-school circular iron sukashi tsuba designed in chrysanthemum form with a pine-bark crest hitsu-ana; the third, a circular iron sukashi tsuba carved with bamboo branches and leaves arranged in overlapping circles; the fourth, a Bushu-Ito-school oval iron sukashi tsuba carved in an Akasaka school-inspired design with geese over water plants in the rain, waterdrops on the plants highlighted in gold, hitsu-ana plugged in gold; the fifth, a Soten-school oval iron sukashi tsuba carved with scholars in a bamboo grove in iroe taka-zogan
    3 1/8in. (8.1cm.) diameter (largest) (5)

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