New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A HIGO STYLE TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700)
The oval iron plate has a pipe-form rim enclosing an openwork area designed with pine branches above and their roots below. There are many fine iron bones in the rim and edge--height 7.4cm., width 7.1cm., thickness 5.5mm.
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This design is found in the work of several of the Higo schools. The quality of the iron in this plate is outstanding; the guard is the work of a master.
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