New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
AN AKASAKA SCHOOL TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800)
The oval iron plate is carved in an openwork design as a flight of geese. The birds' wingtips are carved in a decorative pattern of short, parallel lines. The rim and edge are rounded. The walls of the sukashi show its three-part construction--height 7.5cm., width 7.3cm., thickness 5.0mm.
Christie's London, 15 July 1968, lot 35, two pieces
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