New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KYOTO SHOAMI SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700)
The round iron plate is carved in an openwork design of poppy buds, leaves and stems. The leaves and buds have boldly carved line details. The edge has iron bones, and there are some rusted areas--height and width 7.9cm., thickness 4.5mm.
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