New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
AN AKAO SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1825)
The oval shakudo plate is pierced in an openwork design of five broken fans. The pins are in gold inlay. The tsuba has a flat rim and a round edge, and each hitsu-ana is set with a shibuichi sekigane--height 7.0cm., width 6.8cm., thickness 5.0mm.
Glendining & Co., London, 21 January 1965, lot 117
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The Akao school of Echizen, when working in Edo, usually made their tsuba of shakudo plate, as did the Daigoro school of Edo.
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