22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 770
USD 700 - USD 1,000
A SWORDSMITH SCHOOL TSUBA
LATE EDO/EARLY MEIJI PERIOD (CIRCA 1865-75), SIGNED YOSHITANE
The oval, polished iron plate is carved in low relief with a Chinese- style landscape on the face. The reverse is carved with a bold, low-relief design of grapes and grape leaves--height 7.2cm., width 6.7cm., thickness 3.5mm.
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This tsuba appears to be the work of Honjo Yoshitane II (fl. circa 1850-1890). He was the son of Yoshitane I (fl. circa 1828-1875). Little is known of his life, and his work is greatly overshadowed by that of his famous father.
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