Koike Yoshiro Tsuba

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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long
"A well forged iron plate with six roundels - circular emblems of family crests (mon) made of cast brass, pierced and chiseled in kebori, and with flat brass inlay (hira-zogan) of tied bundles of plants separating each mon. There are six different kamon in sukashi, which are obviously visible on both sides. These sukashi sections that are inlaid into the plate are refered to as ranma-bori because they have the appearance of the ranma (transom panels with openwork carving) that are seen in Japanese temples and other important buildings above walls and doorways. It should be noted that these MON represent familys living in the Northern area of Japan.
Dates Momoyama period, ca. 1600-1650." (Haynes & Long)

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