Shonai Shoami Tsuba

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"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)
6.6cm x 7.1cm x 0.4cm

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