<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Shonai 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 9.00.8112.16514"></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>Shonai Shoami Tsuba</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=#000080 face=Papyrus size=+2>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Robert E. Haynes</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>"Rounded rectangular brass plate, with brass rim cover. The surface with hammered stone ground design. Inlaid with plum tree in high relief of copper, shakudo, gold, and silver. The reverse with a branch of the same tree and three blooms on the ground. This is a classical work of the Shonai Shoami school, and exhibits their best workmanship. Unfortunately we have no signed examples of this type of work so the individual artists are unknown. This example dates from about 1700." (Haynes)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu63_files/22.jpg" width=470 height=510></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+2 face=Papyrus>6.6cm x 7.1cm x 0.4cm</FONT></B><BR><BR><IMG src="haynesTsu63_files/26.jpg" width=470 height=300><BR><IMG src="haynesTsu63_files/27.jpg" width=470 height=250></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu63_files/23.jpg" width=470 height=510></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <DIV align=center><IMG src="haynesTsu63_files/25.jpg" width=470 height=650></DIV><BR><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <BR><BR><BR> <center><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="100" width="800"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%"> <h2 align="center"><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus">How to Purchase this Tsuba</font></h2></td></tr> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>If you would like to know more about any items on this website, or if you are considering a purchase, please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL (<FONT color=#ff0000 size=+2> elliott@shibuiswords.com </FONT>), asking us any questions you have or what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>Or, if you would rather, you may call me (Elliott):</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"> <P align=center><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus"><B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT color=#ff0000>HOME PHONE: 503-666-2342&nbsp;&nbsp; or &nbsp;CELL PHONE: 503-754-8082</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR> </tbody></table> </center><BR><BR><BR> <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>