<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>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="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" face="Papyrus" size="+4">'KANEIYE SAKU'</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 Collective</a></font></center></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td> <td width="20%"><img src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" height="200" width="180"></td></tr></tbody></table></center>&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+3">Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</font></b></td> <td align="center"><b><font color="#008000" face="Papyrus"><font size="+3">$2000.00</font></font></b></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">Iron round (maru-gata) tsuba with one very small sukashi and few punch work and carvings representing 'tide pools'. The silver and brass ten zogan and fine copper inlay represent kelp, seaweed and other vegetation found on the shoreline of Japan. Subtle tekkotsu appears on the rim.<BR><BR>The signature reads 'KANEIYE SAKU'. H 02465.A<BR>This signature has less than twelve known examples. In the Tsuba Taikan (Kawaguchi Noboru) there are listed nine generations. Kawaguchi illustrates and details the 4th (Tenmon, 1532) as signing Kaneiye Saku, and working in the styles sukashi, tosho, and katchushi. There are several visual similarities in both mei. <BR><BR>This tsuba accompanied with origami issued in Japan in 2014, by the NTHK-NPO. The paper attributes this excellant tsuba to 'Kaneiye Saku' and 'Edo Shoki' (early Edo).</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/2.jpg" height="540" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">8.1cm x 8.4cm x 0.5cm</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/3.jpg" height="520" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/4.jpg" height="500" width="360"></center></td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/5.jpg" height="370" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/6.jpg" height="500" width="400"></center> </td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/7.jpg" height="450" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"></td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/8.jpg" height="370" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/10.jpg" height="400" width="470"></center></td> <td><center><img src="kaneiyeSaku_files/11.jpg" height="400" width="470"></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="#993300" face="Papyrus" size="+3"> <table border="0" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="center"><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return To <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font><BR><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">Email to <a href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</a></font> </td></tr></tbody></table></font></center> </body></html>