<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Akao Jinsuke Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16457"></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>'ECHIZEN no KUNI AKAO JINSUKE SAKU'</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-logo.jpg" width=180 height=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;Skip Holbrook<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>$1400.00</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Iron plate tsuba with large sukashi design of namako (sea cucumber).<BR> Silver inlay of ebi (lobster), a symbol of celebration and emblematic of honorable old age.<BR>The brass inlay in the six-o-clock position on reverse is representing a chapter in 'The Tales of Genji'.<BR>All inlay intact.<BR><BR>Signed on reverse 'Echizen (no) Kuni Akao Jinsuke Saku'. H 02055.0<BR>Early Edo ca. 1650</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="jinsuke_files/J1.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>7.4cm x 7.25cm x 0.35cm thick.</FONT></B></DIV><BR><BR> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>This style of plate and design inlay we could not tell who had made it if it were unsigned. There is nothing of the classic Akao school in the appearance of this tsuba.<BR><BR>This work shows warmth and sophistication along with a restrained taste of the times.</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="jinsuke_files/J4.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"><DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face="Papyrus">'Echizen (no) Kuni Akao Jinsuke Saku'.<BR>See other example of his work in Tsuba Taikan, pg 467.</FONT></B></DIV> </TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="jinsuke_files/J5.jpg" width=440 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <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=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><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>Return To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</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>