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Tsuba Comparison - Same School?

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Hi All,

 

I have two tsuba that share several similarities and I was wondering whether they could be from the same school?

 

They both appear to be Muromachi era and have a very similar shape.

 

The waves remind me of the Omori school - though I am very new to collecting tsuba so would appreciate some feedback on both pieces.

 

thanks,

 

Ben

 

 

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Hi Ben.

 

For comparison with Omori try here, https://tosogu-antiques.com/waves-2/ The distinctive undercutting and activity of Omori stand out.  You might also have a look here, http://home.earthlink.net/~jggilbert/irogane3http://home.earthlink.net/~jggilbert/irogane3

 

I particularly like the first one. 

 

All the best.

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Thanks Geraint, much closer to the examples in the second link. So these would just be classified as ko-kinko and late muromachi or momoyama period?

 

Another image shows the detail of the waves on the first tsuba.

 

cheers,

 

Ben

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Hi Ben,
as Geraint also pointed out, surely nothing to do with Omori. I think ko-kinkō should be the right call for your tsuba.

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Thanks all. I find it fascinating that so many different styles of pre-Edo tsuba are all categorized together as ko-kinko. I assume they are from several different schools though many of the makers and schools are just unknown?

 

I'm sure the two I have are probably not related other than their classification though they do seem very similar (to my eyes anyway), albeit the second being far less ornate.

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Ben,

as has been pointed out, not 'all waves are created OMORI'. But I think the second TSUBA may profit from a professional cleaning as it will probably bring out a fine and regular NANAKO-JI.  

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