New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
AN EDO KINKO TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1880)
The iron plate of round-cornered, rectangular shape has a slightly raised rim. The face is inlaid in high relief with a silver dragon and gold accents. Opposite the dragon is a large bolt of lightning inlaid in gold. The reverse is carved in the upper right with cloud patterns and on the lower left, and bottom, a large shibuichi high crashing wave with inlaid dots of gold spray--height 6.7cm., width 6.0cm., thickness 3.5mm.
S. Trower collection, no. 1492
Glendining & Co., London, July 1965, lot 350
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This tsuba was probably made by one of the better students of Kano Natsuo, at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.
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