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A Kunitomo School Tsuba
A Kunitomo School Tsuba

EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), SIGNED SEISHU KAMEYAMA JU KUNITOMO TEIEI SAKU

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A Kunitomo School Tsuba
Edo period (18th century), signed Seishu Kameyama ju Kunitomo Teiei saku
Circular iron plate decorated with pine trees in sahari inlays, the rim slightly lobed
3¼in. (8.2cm.) diameter
With a Tokubetsu hozon tosogu (Sword-fitting especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 451505 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2006.12.15

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The Kunitomo family of Kameyama in Ise Province were originally famous gun smiths who later turned to making tsuba. They flourished during the late 17th to early 18th century. The use of sahari inlay (a white metal alloy) is found in many examples of their work.
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