New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KYOTO SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700)
The round iron plate is carved in an openwork design of linked scrolls (karakusa). The rim and edge have some very fine iron bones--height and width 8.2cm., thickness 5.5mm.
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