SIGNED AIZU NO JU CHUEMON MATSUMURA KATSUKATA AND KAO, EDO PERIOD (CIRCA 1700)
A Good Shakudo Aizu Tsuba
Signed Aizu no ju Chuemon Matsumura Katsukata and kao, Edo Period (circa 1700)
The broad oval shakudo tsuba carved overall with billowing waves and pierced in kage-sukashi with fishing boats, gilt details, the seppa-dai edged with rows of nanako
The signature (which can also be read Katsumasa) is published in K. Kokubo, Shinsen Kinko Meikan, (Tokyo, 1993), p.59
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the illustration for lot 383 is incorrectly labelled 381 in the catalogue. The image of lot 383 is situated at the bottom of the three images depicted on page 102. The image is correct online.
Accompanied by a Hozon tosogu [Sword fitting worthy of preserving] certificate no. 451565 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword], dated 20th February 2007