New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
AN EARLY OWARI SUKASHI TSUBA
MUROMACHI PERIOD (CIRCA 1500)
The round iron plate is pierced with a symmetrical design of chrysanthemum leaves and buds to the right and left sides, and the matsukawabishi mon at the top and bottom--height and width 8.2cm., thickness 4.9mm.
In wood box inscribed by Hon'ami Nisshu, dated Showa 43 (1968).
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