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Two Owari Tsuba and Two Kyo-Sukashi Tsuba
Two Owari Tsuba and Two Kyo-Sukashi Tsuba

LATE MUROMACHI-EDO PERIOD (16TH-18TH CENTURY)

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Two Owari Tsuba and Two Kyo-Sukashi Tsuba
Late Muromachi-Edo period (16th-18th century)
Comprising a circular iron sukashi tsuba with four stylized birds contained within a circle, the rim showing strong tekkotsu; an oval iron sukashi tsuba with a diamond around the nakago-ana and intersecting gridlines with lozenges at the intersections; an iron circular sukashi tsuba with water plantain leaves and blossoms within a circle; a circular iron sukashi tsuba with ginger roots and pine-bark crests forming the hitsu-ana, tekkotsu on the rim
3¼in. (8.3cm.) diameter (the largest) (4)

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