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A Ko-Katchushi-Style Tsuba and Three Kamakura-bori Tsuba
A Ko-Katchushi-Style Tsuba and Three Kamakura-bori Tsuba

MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

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A Ko-Katchushi-Style Tsuba and Three Kamakura-bori Tsuba
Muromachi period (16th century)
Comprising an iron circular plate with a wide dote mimi and hammered on the surface and decorated with two beans cut in sukashi, the hitsuana probably unaltered; an oval iron plate pierced with four inome and carved with lines along the edge; a circular iron plate with a dote mimi pierced with four inome and carved on the web in low relief with clouds, plants, a pagoda, bridges and boat on waves; a circular iron plate with a narrow kaku mimi pierced with four inome and flowers and interlocking circles in sukashi design and carved on the web in low relief with flowers and waves, highlighted with inlaid brass dots
3 3/8in. (8.6cm.) long (the largest) (4)
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