New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KYOTO SCHOOL TSUBA
MOMOYAMA PERIOD (CIRCA 1550)
The round iron plate is carved in an openwork design of a double row of chrysanthemum petals within a petal-form rim--height 7.9cm., width 7.8cm., thickness 5.0mm.
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This elegant Kyoto tsuba (Kyo sukashi) was probably the work of the Shoami masters at the capital and ushered in the sophisticated style of the Momoyama period (1573-1600).
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