New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A NAKAI SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800), SIGNED CHOSHU JU TOMOTSUNE
The oval iron plate is carved in deep, rounded relief with a chrysanthemum bloom and leaves. The other half of the plate is formed as leaves of grass in openwork--height 7.0cm., width 6.8cm., thickness 5.75mm.
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This is probably the work of Nakai Tomotsune II (1706-1780).
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