OWARI School

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Provenance: Robert Haynes;
            Elliott D. Long
The N.B.T.H.K. Green Paper says OWARI. A very rare design for this school. Those who like such things will see a cross at the top center. But if you extend the cross-bar it matches the design on each side. The shape of this piece is hakka-gata or yatsu mokko-gata, 'eight melons'. The four flying geese adorn the hitsu-ana. The elongated seppa-dai contributes to a feeling of age, but the refined surface treatment leads to the later Momoyama period.
7.60cm x 7.30cm x 0.55cm.

Green Paper, NBTHK.

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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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