18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
Two Kyo-Shoami Tsuba, A Yoshioka School Tsuba and A Sentoku Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
The first, copper oval plate carved on the surface with Amida yasuri file marks and decorated with paulownia in shakudo and gold taka-zogan, shakudo rim and plugs; the second, oval copper plate carved on the ground in a weave pattern with a pine-bark family crest around the seppa-dai and decorated with a flower basket, plum branches and birds in taka-bori and gold and silver taka-zogan, raised rim and hitsu-ana plugged in shakudo; the third, oval silver plate carved in relief with a design of chrysanthemums; the fourth, sentoku sukashi tsuba carved in the round with crashing waves, dots of foam rendered in silver inlays
3 3/8 x 3 1/8in. (8.5 x 8cm.); 3 1/8 x 2 7/8in. (7.8 x 7.4cm.); 2¾ x 2 3/8in. (7 x 6cm.); 2¾ x 2½in. (7 x 6.5cm.) (4)
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