22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 935
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
AN EDO TSUBA
EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1800)
The four-lobed iron plate (mokko) is carved with an overall openwork (sukashi) pattern of interlocking rings (shippo). The edge has some rust spots--height 7.8cm., width 7.2cm., thickness 4.5mm.
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This late Edo sukashi-style of tsuba could have been made by any of the Edo area schools.
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