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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long
Not For Sale
"A exceptional tsuba attributed to the First Master TADAMASA, H 09096.0. The quality of this work is, as Dr. Torigoye said, "shuitsu" (a masterpiece).

The only illustration I can find is in the 'TOSO SORAN', 1978, by Dr. Torigoye, page 241, bottom illustration. At that time it belonged to Tetsu Kariya. I do not remember meeting him, or seeing his collection.

This tsuba should have never left Japan, as I cannot find a better example of the work of the First Tadamasa illustrated in any book." (Haynes)

7.60cm x 7.30cm x 0.80cm

Sato Kanzan Hakogaki dated 1971.

NBTHK 'Green" Paper dated 1972.

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