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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long $1600.00
"A hard, refined iron tsuba with dark brownish patina. The rim and body of the guard together have pleasing movement which enhances the floral motif of the iris. As a design, the iris motif followed the familiar course of first appearing as a purely decorative device on clothing and carriages of the court nobility and then later being adopted as a family crest in both court and warrior circles. Dates to 1750-1800." (Long)
6.55cm x 6.70cm x 0.65cm

TOKUBETSU KICHO (green papers)
"Extraordinary Work"

How to Purchase this Tsuba

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