14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
TWENTY-EIGHT IRON TSUBA
Momoyama-Edo Period (16th-19th century)
A round iron tsuba carved with pine branches and inlaid with a silver toad, signed Yasutoshi or Moritoshi, 8cm; a mokkogata Heianjo tsuba in brass, inlaid with Ho-o birds, 8.5cm; a round brass tsuba inlaid with kiku and tendrils, Heianjo school, 8.6cm; an oval iron sukashi tsuba formed as a plant signed Bushu ju Masatsune, 7.5cm; a thick round iron tsuba inlaid in shakudo takazogan with a cow, a boy and a basket of flowers, signed Kunihiro, 8.3cm; a large mokkogata iron tsuba, the tsuchimeji plate inlaid with tigers, inscribed with the full Kaneie signature, 10.4cm; a kaku-mokkogata iron tsuba, the indented tsuchimeji plate lightly carved with dragons, the corners turned in, with signature Nobuie, 9cm; and twenty-one others, various sizes (28)
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