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22 October 1992
A SENDAI STYLE TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1850)
The rounded, trapezoidal-shaped iron plate has an overall gold nunome pattern of pine trees which is repeated on the reverse. One hitsu-ana is plugged in shakudo and the plate has a shakudo rim cover--height 6.3cm., width 5.5cm., thickness 5.5mm.
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This style of overall nunome pattern is found on the work of the Awa Shoami school, various Higo schools, and in Sendai schools. Such a late example as this would seem to be the work of the Sendai school.
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