16 May 2007
An iron ishimeji tsuba and two others
Unsigned, Momoyama Period (Late 16th Century)
A circular iron ishimeji tsuba, with kiri, kiku and crosses in shinchu hirazogan, unsigned, Tachikanagushi school; an aorigata iron tsuba decorated in silver nunomezogan with kiri and scrolling tendrils within a wide border of shippo and cherry blossom designs, Edo-Higo style, 18th Century and another Edo-Higo tsuba with leaves and berries in nikubori, 18th Century
8.4cm., 8.2cm. and 8.8cm. respectively (3)
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For a similar example of the first tsuba see Torigoe Kazutaro, Tsuba Kanshoki (Okayama, 1965), p. 122.
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