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Namban Tsuba

DM006

An early Canton style Namban circa. 1650.  The large single dragon, cut among scrolls, and true dote mimi are a style not seen in later work.  The kogai hitsu placed where the kozuka hitsu should e is interesting.  Ref. Haynes catalog 5, # 208.  8.4 cm x 8.09 cm x 4 mm (center) 5.5 mm edge.  $600

 

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