SENDAI    KATCHUSHI


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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes $400.00 or Acceptable Offer
"Round iron plate with the surface carved with fine vertical lines (Sendai yasuri) often seen on the work of the Sendai tsuba makers. The sukashi crest is the clove mon used by the Matsudaira family in Sendai. The delicate carving of this mon makes one think this is a late Edo tsuba, but the encrustation on its walls tells us the work is more likely of the early Edo period." (Haynes)

8.2cm x 8.3cm x 0.35cm


"In the Kambun era (1661-72), the craftsmen worked in both the early katchushi, Kyo-Shoami, Shonai Shoami styles as well as crafting imitations of Kaneiye and Nobuiye tsuba." (Long)
"The plate is signed with two kanji that read either, GENDA or MOTODA. Either reading is of a family name and I have not recorded it as a family or art name. There is also the idea that this is a swordsmith, but Hawley or others has no mention of the name as well." (Haynes)

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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