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Oyako-dori zu Tsuba
Mei: Suiryushi Hamano Nobutoshi
Jidai: End of Edo era
Paper: Hozon
Size: 5.7cm x 4.65cm x 0.4-cm
This is a stunning tsuba by Nobutoshi. The oval shakudo plate is carved in stone finish (ishime) surface. Mixed metals portraying beautifully crafted rooster, hen and chick.
Inshu Masahiro Tsuba
Mei: Inshu Ju Masashiro
Jidai: Late Edo C1800's
Paper: NTHK Kanteisho
Size: 8.5cm x 8.1cm x 0.26cm
Very well made tsuba by Inshu Masahiro, in some references he is listed as being from Chosu. Very fine work on an ultra thin iron plate featuring squirrels and grapes as the theme. Amazingly well done carving detail and use of mixed metals.
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Hakkei zu Tsuba
Mei: Iwamoto Konkan Kaou (sold as gimei)
Jidai: End of Edo era
Paper: None
Size: 7cm x 6.7cm x 0.4cm
Absolutely fantastic work telling a story all on its own. 8 different scenes captured in this beautifully carved and inlayed Tsuba. A rare shape and design.
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Mito Mototoshi Kozuka
Mei: Mito Mototoshi
Jidai: Late Edo C1800's
Paper: NTHK Kanteisho
Size: 9.6 cm x 1.45 cm
This is an excellent shibuichi kozuka by Mito Mototoshi with gold and shakudo. The work alludes to a famous story within the 3 kingdoms and is of a generals encampment. Mototoshi was from the Otawa family and also went by the name Yogoro. He was a student of Okawa Motosada.
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Kozuka
Mei: None
Jidai: C1800's
Paper: None
Size: 9.6 cm x 1.4 cm
This is a very nice and simple shibuichi kozuka with gold and silver detail work. The carving is skillfully executed and shows a man wearing a hat arranging his travelling pack next to a river.
Goto Kozuka (unsigned) and kogatana signed Tanba no kami Yoshimichi.
For Sale USD $900
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