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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes
                                            Elliott D. Long
"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.

The face is signed: (in tiny kanji) 'Hokuritei' and 'Ryosai' with kao, (H 07603.0).

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)
6.15cm x 6.70cm x 0.30cm

How to Purchase this Tsuba

If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an E-MAIL telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.

Or, if you would rather, you may call me: Phone: (c)503-754-8082  or   (h)503-666-2342

I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs. 

For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long." I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments. 

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 Me for details. I can give you a quote on shipping and insurance costs, once I have received your mailing address.

Payments should be sent to:   Elliott Long
                                                         P.O. Box 2103
                                                         Gresham, Oregon 97030

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

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