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Provenance: Robert E. Haynes
                              Elliott D. Long
"Large rounded brass plate tsube with a fine layered shakudo fukuren. The subject is Daikokuten, of the Seven Lucky Gods, who gives good fortune and treasure, looks at the pine tree with a gentle and warm expression.

The back is signed: 'SHIGETSUNE', see H 10905.0. This artist is often referred to as "Nara Tsuneshige". He was a prolific artist of the later Edo period (ca. 1750), and a number of his tsuba are to be found in the West. This example is rare and important on two counts. First, the shakudo layered shape rim cover which is very rare in his work and the fact that the plate has the original patination color, and that it has not been polished as most examples in the West have." (Haynes)

6.50cm x 7.15cm x 0.58cm (rim)


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