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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"A classic mid-sized ONIN style tsuba made in ca.1450. This example has all of the best qualities of the Onin type work, but it has one characteristic very rarely seen in this style of work. The surface of the inlay metal retains its original color. It has never been polished or defaced, which is very rare. The color is very important and shows what this type of work looked like when made in 1450 - NOT bright brass but a deep 'honey' color of great quality. A highly important study work.

Certified with NBTHK 1966 'green'paper that says Mumei ONIN, nothing more. The owners name has been covered.
Also certified by NBTHK Hozon Reiwa 3rd year, that says Mumei Heianjo inlay. Nothing more." (Haynes & Long)

7.70cm x 7.36cm x 0.24cm


Inquiries Only:
please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL
( elliott@shibuiswords.com ).

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

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