Matsukawabishi Mon Tsuba

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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes;
            Elliott D. Long
"Upon extensive study, the following is our opinion. A rounded square plate with sukashi design of Matsukawabishi Mon at the clock positions of 1, 4, 7, and 9. The hitsu are original, of different size and with copper pillows. The nakago-ana may have had sekigane, top and bottom in the style of the first Bizen Suruga, but we are not completely convinced of this. There are few small iron bones (tekkotsu) in the rim, and the plate is very heavy in the hand. This tsuba dates ca. 1500-1600.

The NBTHK Hozon paper is dated 2007 which says this is 'ONO' school work. This work is far too old for Ono school tsuba. The Matsukawabishi mon was often used in Muromachi work and a Ono school piece would have used an Edo period family mon. More study is needed." (Haynes & Long)

6.65cm x 7.25cm x 0.50cm

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

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