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Tochibata Tsuba

DM007

Triple rope rimmed Toshibata tsuba, a small school, completely country in their out look.  very black patina. The triple rope rim is a frequent motif.  8.08 cm x 8 x 5.5 mm.  Good color and condition. Circa. 1750. Note the impact damage at 4:30 in the right hand picture, likely from a war hammer, and the tsuba survived this impact.  Ref. Haynes Catalog 10, #233 & #234.    There is an example of Sendai Myochin using this design, Haynes 4, 1178, but the seppadai is completely different.    $500

 

Sendai Myochin, Haynes 4, 1178

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