HORAI Design

PROVENANCE:    Elliott D. Long $2500.00
"Round (maru gata) iron plate tsuba with kebori carving of 'Horai Tsurukame', the symbolic design of the Horai family. The rim shape from a crane with spread wings and a minokame (mythical turtle) with bearded tail. Dates to 1800.
All in all a very fine work by a very adept artist." (Haynes & Long)
The design of the crane and turtle are traditional symbols of longevity and wisdom in both Chinese and Japanese thought.
“Tsuru Sen-nen, Kame Man-nen”
(As the Crane one thousand years, the Tortoise ten thousand years)

8.05cm x 8.07cm x 0.50cm (seppa)

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

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