<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Masanori 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>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=755> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus>'JOSHU NISHIJIN JU<BR>SHOAMI MASANORI 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</A></FONT></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD> <TD align=center width="20%"><IMG src="stuff_files/tsuba-logo.jpg" width=200 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus size=+3>$300.00</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Recorded as H 04395.0<BR><BR>Second generation to Ichirobei Masanori.<BR>Mid to late Edo period.<BR><BR>Iron plate tsuba of oval shape with hammered surface.<BR>Both kogai-ana typical of Shoami school.<BR> Sukashi of bamboo leaves.<BR><BR>Five dewdrops of silver inlay. When dewdrops are used as decoration (usually silver dots, sometimes gold), they are placed so that the total number will be odd and they are grouped with two drops together and the others placed separately. This is an old GOTO masters tradition.<BR><BR>Gold nunome inlay of cloud design.<BR><BR><B><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>7.25cm x 7.50cm x 0.30cm thick.</FONT></B></FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="masanori2gen_files/23A.jpg" width=500 height=540></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="masanori2gen_files/25A.jpg" width=350 height=500></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="masanori2gen_files/24A.jpg" width=500 height=540></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <BR> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return To &nbsp;<A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba</A> &nbsp;OR&nbsp; <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/index.htm">Home Page</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER></BODY></HTML>