17 November 1998
TWO SHAKUDO TSUBA AND A YOSHIOKA STYLE TSUBA
Edo Period (Late 18th/early 19th Century)
The round nanakoji plate decorated with gilt bush clover around the mimi; the oval plate with gold fukurin decorated with thousands of chrysanthemums in gold iroe takazogan, signed Goshu Hikone no junin Munehide sei; and a fine shakudo nanakoji round plate decorated with peonies and dragonflies in gold iroe zogan on mimi
2¾in. (7.1cm.), 3in. (7.6cm.) and 2.15/16in. (7.5cm) respectively
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The second tsuba accompanied by a Hozon certificate by the N.B.T.H.K.
The third tsuba accompanied by a Tokubetsu Bunka certificate by the Nihon Tosogu Museum.
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