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Fine Japanese Art

 
  Lot 46
 

46

SUNAGAWA MASAYOSHI: A SILVERED IRON SUKASHI TSUBA WITH IRIS

By Sunagawa Masayoshi, signed Sunagawa ko with seal Masayoshi
Japan, early to mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The maru-gata tsuba with gilt highlights and silver takazogan dew drops, crafted in sukashibori with iris flowers and reeds. Signed SUNAGAWA ko with seal MASAYOSHI.

HEIGHT 7 cm
WEIGHT 68 g

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and traces of use.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.

The artist is listed by Takeshi, Wakayama (1984) Toso Kinko Jiten, p. 209. The Sunagawa school is known for iron tsubas exhibiting the sukashi (lit. ‘cut-out’) technique.

Literature comparison:
Compare a pair of closely related tsuba by Sunagawa Masayoshi in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession numbers 2006.262.1 and 2006.262.2.

Sold for €1,074

including Buyer's Premium


 

By Sunagawa Masayoshi, signed Sunagawa ko with seal Masayoshi
Japan, early to mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The maru-gata tsuba with gilt highlights and silver takazogan dew drops, crafted in sukashibori with iris flowers and reeds. Signed SUNAGAWA ko with seal MASAYOSHI.

HEIGHT 7 cm
WEIGHT 68 g

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and traces of use.
Provenance: Hungarian private collection.

The artist is listed by Takeshi, Wakayama (1984) Toso Kinko Jiten, p. 209. The Sunagawa school is known for iron tsubas exhibiting the sukashi (lit. ‘cut-out’) technique.

Literature comparison:
Compare a pair of closely related tsuba by Sunagawa Masayoshi in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession numbers 2006.262.1 and 2006.262.2.

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