PROTO AKASAKA


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Provenance:   Stuart Broms
                            Elliott D. Long
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"A very fine round (maru gata) iron ji sukashi tsuba of symmetrical design of bamboo and leaves. The iron is well forged with conspicuous tekkotsu as smooth lumps in the beautifully finished rim. The construction is shown by the hard skin layer sandwiching softer, inner layers. This can be seen on the rim and the walls of the sukashi. This tsuba appears to be Akasaka, dating to ca. 1500, which predates the supposed origin of the style. We don't know who these Muromachi Akasaka were or where they worked." (Haynes & Long)
7.5cm x 7.5cm x 0.70cm
This is considered to be a forerunner of the AKASAKA tsuba. A very fine example of iron sukashi tsuba, best embodying the Samurai aesthetic.

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