New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KAMAKURABORI STYLE TSUBA
MUROMACHI PERIOD (CIRCA 1500)
The four-lobed iron plate is carved on both sides in low relief with a mountain landscape. Half a plum bloom is carved in the lower left area of the face, and half a chrysanthemum bloom is carved in the upper right area of the reverse. The hitsu-ana is original though slightly enlarged. The edge has fine iron bones--height 8.2cm., width 8.5cm., thickness 4.0mm.
Double wood storage boxes. Inner box with inscription by Sato Kanzan, dated Showa 48 (1973). Accompanied by a tokubetsu kicho certificate issued by the N.B.T.H.K., no. 154, dated Showa 46 (1971).
Noda collection, Kamakura
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