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H 11088.0

"An iron tsuba of square shape with horizontal ridges in relief depicting a drying rack.

This artist often used a hot stamp in the form of a cherry bloom, following his signature. Thus he is known as 'Sakura Yamakichibei'. In the past he was said to be the "third" Yamakichibei, but he seems to have been a student of the school who was not directly related to the second Yamakichibei, either as a student or as a relative. There are no copies of the work of this artist, but examples of his work are very rare.
Ca. 1700. Worked in Owari in Settsu Province." (Haynes)

8.4cm x 7.7cm x 0.5cm

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

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