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A Saotome Katshushi Iron Sukashi Chrysanthemum Tsuba

A Saotome Katshushi Iron Sukashi Chrysanthemum Tsuba


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1700: Item # 1339871
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A small saotome school armorer's tsuba. Chrysanthemum form suggested by the individually open worked petals defined also along the rim. Otherwise a simple presentation. A single kozuka-ana obviously original to the work. Probably later Muromachi period (16th century.) A good school and type to be represented in any serious tsuba collection. Good condition but with light pitting on the ura and mimi. We have added scans which show the darker patina more accurately, rubbed slightly on the rim, smooth to touch, no active rust. 2 11/16 inches (6.8 cm) X 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) and 5/16 inches (.4 cm) thick.