Here is where I get a bit embarrassed about terminology and thanks for your response Jean . The period of the piece particularly is what interests me, the schools not so much because schools haven't been properly sorted into my mind at this stage and maybe never will . As for workmanship, that can be a beautiful thing to admire but the discussion very recently involving Ford pointing out the features of outstanding work compared to the features of just good work was really interesting because if your ideals are highly refined then you have the benefit of recognizing and enjoying the very best but possibly not so much something less than the best ? I think Brian intimated this point.
I have to be careful here or I may be embarrassed again.
It is really the period of the tsuba I'm interested in, trusting that it is a true and reasonable example.