'Arikawa Sanemasa'

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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes
                                            Elliott D. Long
"Oval iron plate carved and inlaid with a Chinese sage under a pine tree with plants and rocks and the reverse with a waterfall. Inlaid with gold, silver copper, and shakudo.

The left side of the seppa-dai, on the face, is signed: 'Arikawa Sanemasa' and kao. See H 07976.0. There has been much confusion regarding this name, over many years. For a long time the art name was read NAO masa, but then it was seen that there were two strokes at the bottom of the kanji which made it SANE and not NAO. There is also a signature reading Sanemasa but with this MASA . It is not sure if they are the same person or not. The signature on this tsuba would seem to be that of the founder of the Arikawa family school. His work is very rare and there needs to be a great deal more study of the artists of this family school." (Haynes)
6.4cm x 6.8cm x 0.3cm

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