New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A NARA SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800)
The oval copper plate is carved with a stone surface and depicts Shoki carved in very low relief. The figure, inlaid in gold and shakudo, carries a silver sword. The reverse is carved with a design of rocks beside a stream, bamboo, and gold lichen. The edge has a shakudo rim cover--height 7.4cm., width 6.9cm., thickness 4.5mm.
Gaskell collection, no. 1107
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lot 450
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This style of tsuba, usually attributed to the Sugiura Joi school (1701-1761), is more correctly designated Nara school.
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