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PROVENANCE:    Mariusz Kolecki $900.00
A mokko-gata iron tsuba with rustic sobriety and unpretentiousness as achieved by the Yamakichibei lineage is perfect in keeping with Zen aesthetic sensibilities that were popular during its time of manufacture. Furthermore, the overall quality, purple-ish color and abundance of globular and linear tekkotsu illustrates the close relationship to the origin of the school.

The tsuba features a sukashi of an agricultural and satoyama woodland tool known as kama. The placement of flanked dewdrops offer a visual contrast and accentuates the teeth of the kama.

Signed: 'YAMAKICHIBEI'.This is the signature of the fifth master of the Momoyama to early Edo Yamakichibei workshop, done by a top student.

6.40cm x 7.00cm x 0.35cm

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