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Auction: Auction 07.06.2000
was auctioned on: 7 June 2000
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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,262 - US$3,016
Price realised:  £4,935
ca. US$7,443
Lot number 117, Views: 33

AN IRON KINAI tsuba AND FOUR OTHERS Edo Period (19th century) The first formed from five masks, signed Echizen no ju Kinai saku , 7cm.; a heavy circular tsuba carved and inlaid with silver and gold, with two birds flying away from a blossoming plum tree, frightened off by an eagle, with the signature Nagatsune with a kao , 8.2cm.; two small tsuba densely decorated in gold and silver nunome zogan , one of eight-lobed oval form, with massed chrysanthemums 7.4cm., the other of oval shape with three dragon roundels surrounded by a shippo patterned ground, 6.3cm.; and another of rounded square shape with seven chidori flying past a pine tree beneath the moon, signed Seiryusai Hidenaga , with kao seal, 7.65cm. (5)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 07.06.2000
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2000
Address: Christie's
London, King Street