Sado Sanzaemon Katsukage

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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes
                                            Elliott D. Long
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"Almost round iron plate with pipe rim form, and bold waves at the top and bottom of the plate. The waves with some strong carving on the surface. The plate is as thick as the thickest Akasaka tsuba, but this is the work of Kazariya Katsukage H 02786.0 (art name Sado Sanzaemon Katsukage) who worked on Sado Island ca. 1675-1750. He also made the famous tsuba in the shape of the KUNI kanji for his master, Matsumiya Kanzan, born Oct. 8, 1686, died Dec. 4, 1780, see H 02682.0. The work of these masters is very rare and very few have ever come out of Japan." (Haynes)

Smiths working on Sado Island during the middle of the Edo age produced tsuba that have an antique feeling, but do not seem to be of any certain origin, style or school. They worked in a mixture of Owari, Akasaka, and Kyo-sukashi openwork styles. The walls of the openwork tsuba are wider than those made by the schools mentioned. (Long)

7.4cm x 7.6cm x 0.75cm

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. 

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

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