New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A HIGO SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1750)
The irregularly shaped iron plate encloses a pierced and carved design of a three-level pine tree (sangai matsu). The needles are indicated by line carving--height 8.0cm., width 7.6cm., thickness 5.5mm.
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