<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Aizu Shoami Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16476"></HEAD> <BODY background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=755> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+4 face=Papyrus>AIZU SHOAMI</FONT></B></P><BR> <DIV align=right> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="70%" cols=3> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return to <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</A></FONT></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD> <TD width="20%"><IMG src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" width=180 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#330000 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott Long<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Andrea Domenighetti</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+2>Reference Only</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+1 face=Papyrus>"Oval iron plate, dished to the center, and carved and inlaid with a sage, which is iron on iron inlay, standing by a waterfall in a classic Chinese style landscape. The reverse with boldly carved grass and three birds in flight in gold inlay.<BR><BR>This type of tsuba, with the fine gold inlay and attention to detail, is a classic example of the work of the Aizu Shoami school, ca. 1750." (Haynes)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu48_files/23.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+2 face=Papyrus>6.90cm x 6.50cm x 0.45cm.</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu48_files/24.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><IMG src="haynesTsu48_files/26.jpg" width=330 height=400></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu48_files/25.jpg" width=200 height=350>&nbsp;<IMG src="haynesTsu48_files/27.jpg" width=200 height=380></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="80%" cols=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <P><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long</FONT></P></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=left> <P></P></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#993300 size=+3 face=Papyrus> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Robert Haynes &nbsp; <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</A></FONT>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus><A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FONT></CENTER></BODY></HTML>