Kaga Yoshiro Tsuba

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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long
"A well forged iron plate with eight roundels - circular emblems of family crests (mon) made of cast brass, pierced and chiseled in kebori, and with flat brass inlay (hira-zogan) of bamboo stems between each pair of mon. There are eight 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.
Dates to ca. 1450." (Haynes & Long)

7.95cm x 8.01cm x 0.30cm.

Appraisal: Japanese Sword Museum, NBTHK.
Dated: August 25th, 2nd year of Reiwa, No 4017603

How to Purchase this Tsuba:
please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL
( elliott@shibuiswords.com ).

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