New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KINAI SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800), SIGNED ECHIZEN JU KINAI SAKU
The oval iron plate is pierced and carved as a design of orchids. The blooms are almost in the round and the plate is without a rim--height 7.7cm., width 7.4cm., thickness 5.5mm.
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lot 220
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This tsuba was made by the fourth generation member of the Kinai family school, who died in 1809.
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