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Provenance:    Robert E. Haynes
                                     Elliott D. Long
An oval form tsuba, bearing a ground of stamped kokuin of flowerheads and engraved with a hawk and captured monkey. This design is of the JINGO family of the Shimizu school. It dates ca. 1700.

This appears to be the work of CHISOKUTEI H 00315.0. He is of the Shimizu family and worked in Yatsushiro in Higo Province. He worked in the style of classic early Shimizu Jingo school. His work shows the same notches along the nakago-ana as seen by Shigenaga so it is supposed that a certain relation to him must have existed. His relationship to the other members of the school is not known for sure. His work is rich in content and mostly elaborate which could be mistaken for Shigenaga's.

Chisokutei was a bushi and kendo expert as well as being versed in calligraphy, painting, poetry, and dance. He was employed by the Yatsushiro fief. (Haynes/Long)

See Wakayama Takeshi; Toso Kinko Jiten, pg. 500 & Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei, vol. III pg. 313.

6.5cm x 6.95cm x 0.5cm

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

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