New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KYOTO SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1650)
The round iron plate is carved with an openwork design of a band of pine-river-diamond crests (matsukawabishi mon) in a circle between the rim and the central area. There are delicate iron bones in the edge--height and width 7.5cm., thickness 4.0mm.
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lot 167
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This family crest was well known in the Muromachi period as the mon of the Ashikaga family. In the early Edo period (circa 1650) it was used by a number of lesser daimyo families.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art