<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Hokuritei Ryosai Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16575"></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=#000080 size=+4 face=Papyrus>'HOKURITEI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;RYOSAI'</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 size=+1 face=Papyrus>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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$1200.00</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="40%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+1 face=Papyrus>"Oval shakudo plate with design of a court official greeting traveling merchants. The rather high relief inlay is in gold, silver, copper, shibuichi, and shakudo. One should note the style of the eccentric trees and clouds which are either by this artist or from a wood block print. The remainder of the subject is seen on the reverse and all is under a rain covered sky.<BR><BR>The face is signed: (in tiny kanji) 'Hokuritei' and 'Ryosai' with kao, (H 07603.0).<BR><BR>The work of this artist is very rare and I had a kozuka in my Auction #2, April 25, 1982, lot 274, of iron plate, with tiny figures as seen in this example. Joly reads 'Suketoshi' as do I in Auction #2, later changed reading to 'Ryosai'. He might have lived in Kyoto as there is some resemblance to the Ichinomya school style." (Haynes)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu88_files/20.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="40%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>6.15cm x 6.70cm x 0.30cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu88_files/21.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu88_files/24.jpg" width=380 height=500></CENTER> </TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu88_files/22.jpg" width=320 height=470>&nbsp;<IMG src="haynesTsu88_files/23.jpg" width=320 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 width=800 height=100> <TBODY> <TR> <TD height=10 width="100%"> <H2 align=center><FONT color=#800000 face=Papyrus>How to Purchase this Tsuba</FONT></H2></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"> <P><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">E-MAIL</A> telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></P> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>Or, if you would rather, you may call me: <FONT color=#800000>Phone: (c)503-754-8082&nbsp; or &nbsp; (h)503-666-2342</FONT></FONT></B></P> <P align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs.&nbsp;<BR><BR>For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long."&nbsp;I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments.&nbsp; <BR><BR>Orders from outside the US can be paid with International Postal Money Orders, checks in US dollars written on a US bank, Western Union transfers, or Bank Wire transfers. Contact <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Me</A> for details. I can give you a quote on shipping and insurance costs, once I have received your mailing address.<BR><BR>Payments should be sent to:&nbsp;&nbsp; Elliott Long<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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; P.O. Box 2103<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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gresham, Oregon 97030<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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; USA</FONT></B></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <DIV></DIV><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <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>