An iron sukashi tsuba Mito School, 18th century
Lot 49
An iron sukashi tsuba Mito School, 18th century
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An iron sukashi tsuba
Mito School, 18th century
Of octagonal form, the thick plate pierced with four panels, carved with the Shijin (the Four guardians of the cardinal points), identified as a ho-o bird, dragon, tiger and serpent, signed Mito ju Michinaga saku.
7.6cm (3in).

Footnotes

  • 鍔 四神透 銘「水戸住通壽作」 18世紀
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