'KUNIHIRO'   Sendai Tsuba

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"Oval smooth iron plate with gold nunome design of two classical Sendai dragons with six clouds, and a single dragon and four clouds on the reverse. This style of work made in Sendai is to be found on all types of fittings and whole koshirae. They are not signed for the most part, however, vestiges of 'KUNIHIRO' mei are present. Recorded as H 03588.0.

Shakudo plate examples are sometimes signed by the father and son, Kusakari Kiyosada, H 03321.0 and H 03322.0, they worked ca. 1780 to 1830. Their work is rather common in the West and can be seen in many collections." (Haynes)
6.90cm x 6.60cm x 0.50cm.
Image on left - 'KUNIHIRO'.

Image on right - Worn mei 'KUNIHIRO'

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 to elliott@shibuiswords.com telling me where you are and what pieces interest you.

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                                                         P.O. Box 2103
                                                         Gresham, Oregon 97030

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