Sendai Shoami School

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Provenance:    Robert E. Haynes
                                 Mark Wiesman
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"Oval iron plate with well worked surface of tiny hammer marks. Carved with round depressions and worm track carvings, two of which go through the plate to be used as an udenuki-ana. The hitsu is of kogai shape, which seems original. The brass and copper inlay, with touches of shakudo, are branches of pepper pods and stems, on both sides. The subject is most unusual and speaks of the work of the Shoami school of Sendai, in the Momoyama to early Edo period. This type of tsuba shows the independent mind of the artists of the time, before the Edo period, when conformity was the norm." (Haynes)
6.9cm x 7.3cm x 0.4cm

A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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