New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A SATSUMA-STYLE TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1850)
The oval iron plate tapers slightly to the edge and is pierced with four crests (juji mon) of a cross within a circle and four individual crosses. These details form the overall large design of a cross within a circle--height 7.2cm., width 6.9cm., thickness 5.0mm.
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The cross within a circle is the family crest of the Shimazu daimyo of Satsuma Province.
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