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"An iron tsuba in rounded square form, with punch marks and sekigane in the nakago ana. Both surfaces display a fine patina. It is provided with both kogai and kozuka ana which are original to the piece. The face is carved in a delicate manner in katakiri bori, the carving repeats on the reverse, with both sides having inlayed details.

On the face, the subject depicts eight cranes, two alighting above, and faint mountains rising in the distance. On the back, only the landscape appears. The concept of the design encompasses the total surface of the tsuba. The reverse continues with a rock, reeds and a stream. The metal is good, the workmanship excellent, the design dignified, and carefully worked, the forms full bodied.

This tsuba is signed: 'YAMASHIRO KUNI FUSHIMI JU KANEIYE'. H 02464.0. This Tsuba exhibits a rustic appearance. All of these traits make this an excellant work of the Saga Kaneiye school." (Long)

8.0cm x 8.80cm x 0.5cm


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