A large iron tsuba  By Iwama Masayoshi and Bushu Masatsune, 19th century
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A large iron tsuba By Iwama Masayoshi and Bushu Masatsune, 19th century
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A large iron tsuba
By Iwama Masayoshi and Bushu Masatsune, 19th century
Of circular form, inlaid in silver takazogan with a sea-eagle soaring over carved breaking waves in which an octopus struggles, continued on the reverse, signed Shohosai Masayoshi with kao and Bushu ju Masatsune. 8.5cm (3 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Edward Wrangham collection.

    A rare collaboration by two celebrated makers. Iwama Masayoshi (1764-1837) worked in Edo and was a student of Hamano Naoyuki, Nobuyuki and Toshiyuki.
    Masatsune was a member of the Ito family and was probably the second generation of the name (see Haynes, Index, no.H04737).
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