29 March 2005
A Kaga School Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
Decorated with the Omi Hakkei, the eight views of Lake Biwa in Omi Province in gold, silver and copper hirazogan against a shakudo ground
3 5/16in. (8.4cm.) diameter
H.C. Clifford, Esq.
W.L. Behrens, Paris
Axel Petersen, Esq., sold Sotheby's, London, 10 March, 1970, lot 46
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Henri L. Joly , The W. L. Behrens Collection, Part III: Sword-Fittings, Tsuba, Metal, reprint of London, 1912 (New York: Paragon Books, 1966), no. 1949.
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