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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long NFS
"An excellent early (Ko-Kinko) tsuba of deep black shakudo with a nanako ground. On both faces are takabori relief of autumnal vegetation. Two hitsu-ana are present, one appearing to be a later addition." (Long)

6.00cm x 6.60cm x 0.35cm (rim).

Accompanied with NBTHK Hozon dated 1994.

Akikusa-mon tsuba
Tachi-shi Tsuba depicting autumnal vegetation.

Mokkogata, shakudo, nanakoji,
takabori, ryo-hitsu-ana
Mumei: Tachi-shi
migoto nari
Showa tsuchinoto-tori natsu
Kanzan shirusu + kao
Lobed shape, shakudo, nanako ground, takabori relief, two hitsu-ana Unsigned: Tachi-shi.
Magnificent work, written by Sato Kanzan in summer of the year of the rooster of the Showa era (1969).

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