AIZU SHOAMI Tsuba


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ca. 1700 - 1750 SOLD - Reference Only
Iron tsuba of rounded square shape (nade kaku-gata) which is very rare for this school. The design showing on the plate represents a 'sand garden'. The rim is of large pipe (chukushiki dote mimi) design showing many iron bones (tekkotsu).

In order to reduce the weight of a large tsuba, the chukushiki dote mimi "hollow form embankment rim", was evolved; this was accomplished by affixing to the outer circumference of a tsuba, a hollow pipe-like circular rim, either by crimping or squeezing the ring to the tsuba, or by heating the latter and shrinking it into place.
6.70cm x 7.20cm x 0.65cm rim

How to Purchase this Tsuba

If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an E-MAIL telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.

Or, if you would rather, you may call me: Phone: (c)503-754-8082  or   (h)503-666-2342

I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs. 

For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long." I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments. 

Orders from outside the US can be paid with International Postal Money Orders, checks in US dollars written on a US bank, Western Union transfers, or Bank Wire transfers. Contact Me for details. I can give you a quote on shipping and insurance costs, once I have received your mailing address.

Payments should be sent to:   Elliott Long
                                                         P.O. Box 2103
                                                         Gresham, Oregon 97030
                                                         USA




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