|CHOBEI Iron Tsuba||
Iron plate with excellant patina of mokkogata shape with sukinokoshi mimi. Fine kiku (chrysanthemum) design occuring on both sides. Both hitsu-ana's covered with copper.
It is observable that during the Edo period certain artists showed a desposition to make a specialty of particular fields of design. Kikugawa Muneyoshi (1790), of Edo, commonly called CHOBEI (H 00320.0), carved chrysanthemums so admirably that Chobei-kiku came to be a synonym for exceptionally fine work of this class.
7.90cm tall X 7.20cm width.
PROVENANCE: Elliott D. Long