New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A RARE IYO SHOAMI TSUBA
MID-EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1750), SIGNED YOSHU MATSUYAMA JU SHOAMI HIDETSUGU (SHOAMI HIDETSUGU [Fl. CIRCA 1750])
The four-lobed mokko form copper plate has heart-shaped (inome-bori) openings at the indentations. The plate surface is worked and hammered to effect a stone (ishime) ground on each side. The kogai shape apertures are plugged with lead--height 8.2cm., width 7.8cm., thickness 5.1mm.
J. N. Collie
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One Hundred Masterpieces (1992), no. 57.
The Iyo Shoami school worked at Matsuyama for the Hisamatsu daimyo of Iyo Province, Shikoku, from circa 1650 until circa 1775. Hidetsugu was a master of the later group of artists of this school which included Hideyasu and Hidemitsu.
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