New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
AN ONIN SUKASHI TSUBA
MUROMACHI PERIOD (CIRCA 1450)
The four-lobed mokko form iron plate is pierced with four handle-shaped (kan) pierced areas which are outlined in brass wire on both sides (one wire missing on reverse), and with double and single rows of nail-head (tenzogan) brass dots. The center of the plate has a circle of brass wire inlaid on each side. The pierced hitsu-ana of large rectangular shape is typical of the Muromachi period--height 7.5cm., width 7.3cm., thickness 2.2mm.
In wood box inscribed by Sato Kanzan dated Showa 50 (1975).
Accompanied by a tokubetsu kicho certificate issued by the N.B.T.H.K., no. 279, dated Showa 48 (1973).
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Mino and Robinson (1983), no. 10, p. 17.
One Hundred Masterpieces (1992), no. 44.
The piercing and shape exhibits a considerable sophistication not generally found in tenzogan tsuba. This would appear to be a very early example of its type.
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