12 - 13 July 2005
A SENTOKU MIKAKIJI TSUBA AND THREE OTHERS
Unsigned, Edo Period (17th Century)
A mokkogata sentoku mikakiji tsuba, with maple leaves in shakudo hirazogan; a mokkogata iron tsuchimeji tsuba decorated in takabori and takazogan with fruiting gourdvine, slight gilt detail, late 18th-early 19th Century; a circular iron Hizen tsuba decorated in silver and gilt nunomezogan with two ho-o birds, flowering plants and tendrils, late 18th-early 19th Century; and an oval iron tsuba with a kikugata rim and stylised flying geese in yosukashi and gilt nunomezogan, late 18th-early 19th Century
7.6cm., 8.9cm., 7cm. and 7.2cm. respectively (4)
The first: W.L. Behrens
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Henri L. Joly, W.L. Behrens Collection, pt. III Sword-fittings (London, 1912), no. 2250, pl. LVII.
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