<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Robert Haynes Tsuba</title> <meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv="Content-Type"> <meta name="Author" content="Elliott Long"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.19088"></head> <body background="haynesTsu7_files/bg2.jpg">&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="755"> <p align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+4">SUKASHI (ca. 1500)</font></b></p><br> <div align="right"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" cols="3" width="70%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <center><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return to <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Gakko</a></font></center></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td> <td width="20%"><img src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" height="230" width="200"></td></tr></tbody></table></center>&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left"><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus size=+2>Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Robert E. Haynes<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;Mark Wiesman</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="bottom" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">"A very unusual iron plate tsuba. The solid plate is carved with waves on both sides. A cherry bloom in sukashi, lower left, and the right third of the plate in openwork with design of a water wheel. The rim with some iron bones. The hitsu-ana is original but the shape may have been slightly changed. One would expect this to be the work of the early Edo period, but the age of the walls of the sukashi would suggest that this is a work of the middle Muromachi period. This must be the forerunner for the Edo examples we see of this type of design." (Haynes)<br><br><b><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">7.1cm x 6.95cm x 0.4cm</font></b></font></b></div> </td> <td> <center><img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3148.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td><center><img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3150.jpg" height="333" width="250"></center> </td> <td> <center><img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3149.jpg" height="500" width="370"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td><center><img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3153.jpg" height="333" width="250">&nbsp;<img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3154.jpg" height="333" width="250"></center></td> <td><center><img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3155.jpg" height="333" width="250">&nbsp;<img src="haynesTsu7_files/IMG_3156.jpg" height="333" width="186"></center></td></tr> </tbody></table></center> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center> <table border="0" cols="1" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> <p><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">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="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+3"> <table border="0" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffcc" valign="center" align="center"><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Robert Haynes &nbsp;<a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</a></font>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<font face="Papyrus" size="+2"><a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Go To <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Gakko</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Email to <a href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</a></font> </td></tr></tbody></table></font></center> </body></html>