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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes
                                            Elliott D. Long
                                            Nicholas Dickson
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"Round iron plate tsuba with the web carved with a design of butterfly among kiku blooms inlayed in gold and silver. This example is remarkable in the very fine carving and the attention to detail.

This style and type of tsuba is most often attributed to the Kyoto Shoami school of the Genroku period (1688-1703), the "golden age" of the Edo period. There is another group of the Shoami school who worked in this style at the same time. They were the Bizen Shoami school. There is a chance that this is the work of that school because of the boldness of the design which they were famous for.
Which school this might be the work of is not so important since in all respects this is one of the finest examples of its type." (Haynes)


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