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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long $900.00
"A hard, refined iron tsuba with dark brownish patina. The rim and body of the guard together have pleasing movement which enhances the floral motif of the iris. The designs cut in positive silhouette are robust and handsome in form and balance. As a design, the iris motif followed the familiar course of first appearing as a purely decorative device on clothing and carriages of the court nobility and then later being adopted as a family crest in both court and warrior circles. Owari guards like this one exhibits a stability and balance in its overall design. The strength and durability of the iron was never compromised.

Dates to 1750-1800." (Long)
6.55cm x 6.70cm x 0.65cm

TOKUBETSU KICHO (green papers)
"Extraordinary Work"

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