12 November 2003
Two Kofun Shitogi Tsuba
Unsigned, Nara Period (8th Century)
The first iron plate pierced with a design of wheels, the second plain, old damage
3¼in. (8cm.) and 3 5/16in. (8.4cm.) (2)
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For similar examples see Stone's Glossary (London, 1934), p. 634.
A further example sold Christie's, Japanese Swords and Swords Fittings from the Collection of Dr. Walter A. Compton, part I (New York, 31 March 1992), Lot 55.
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