New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A SUNAGAWA STYLE TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1850)
The four-lobed iron plate is carved overall as chrysanthemum blooms, in a design that shows both the backs and the face of the flowers. The pattern extends over the edge of the plate--height 7.8cm., width 7.4cm., thickness 5.0mm.
Hotel Drouot, Paris, October 1960, lot 191
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