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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long $800.00
"An iron nade-kaku-gata (square with rounded corners) shape tsuba with four flower petal design carved symetrical and straight. Each flower petal is linked with two chidori. This guard clearly has an Owari design, but the iron appears softer and more homogenous like the iron of Kyoto. The rim is slightly rounded and is beautifully finished. The size and shape of the hitsu-ana are different, and the seppa dai is a bit narrower in Kyoto style. Overall, this work is an expression of boldness and strength. The design and overall feeling is Owari. Aspects of the sword guards from Owari appear to have been appropriated by makers in Kyoto. Many Owari features can be seen demonstrating the highly creative ability of the artist and is among the best of ji-sukashi sword guards. Dating to the early Edo period, ca. 1600." (Long)
7.40cm x 6.70cm x 0.50cm

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