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Edo Period Chiseled Iron Tsuba, Three Friends of Winter
May 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A late Edo iron tsuba with chisled decoration of a pine trunk and boughs on one side and flowering prunus blossom with bamboo on the other side. The three representations comprising the "Three Friends of Winter". The simplicity of the chiseled smooth surface successfully imitating sumi-e painting. Good condition - presenting more nicely than in the lighting used for our photography. Emits a clear tone when tapped. A pleasing piece that would add character to a prospective blade...
Bid 220.00
No Reserve
11/12 TBD