TSUBA

Wickerwork and Swallowtail Butterfly Tsuba

Fine basket weave rhomb pattern with depicted butterfly (Omote side) and flowers (Ura side), smooth polished finish

Attributed to Umetada school, late Edo period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron, shakudo, gold

Measurements:

H85mm, W75.65mm

Seppa-dai 3.8mm

Nakago-ana H25.5mm, W8.5mm

Two Hitsu-ana plugged with Shakudo

Copper Sekigane

Weight: 160g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Arrangement of Tools Tsuba

Arrangement of some tools, interesting and unique design, brass inlay

Attributed to Heianjo school, early Edo period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron, brass

Measurements:

H72.2mm, W68.15mm

Seppa-dai 3mm

Nakago-ana H24.8mm, W9mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Unusual form of Kogai Hitsu-ana

Copper Sekigane

Dote-mimi

Weight 91.8g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 300 + shipping cost

Clouds and Karakusa Sukashi Tsuba

Three clouds negative Sukashi, gold nunome-zogan Karakusa design, very smooth polished finish

Signed Shoami Shigenobu, Aizu Shoami school. Cloud motif was favored by Shigenobu. Mid-Edo period.

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron, gold

Measurements:

H72mm, W71mm

Seppa-dai 4.7mm

Nakago-ana H27.65mm, W9.2mm

Two Hitsu-ana, gold nunome-zogan fuchidori

Copper Sekigane

Togari-mimi

Weight 78.5g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 400 + shipping cost

Snowflake and Wild Geese Sukashi Tsuba

Elegant winter motif, weightless fine line design, nice hammered finish

Attributed to Shoami school, Edo period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H73.15mm, W68mm

Seppa-dai 5.2mm

Nakago-ana H29.3mm, W8.7mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Copper Sekigane

Maru-mimi

Weight 66.4g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Gearwheel Sukashi Tsuba

Tokei of a rare square shape, smooth polished finish, Edo period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H72.4mm, W69.3mm

Seppa-dai 5.7mm

Nakago-ana H26mm, W8.25mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Silver Sekigane

Weight 102.3g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Bamboo Sukashi Tsuba

Very nice dark patina, remains of the gold nunome-zogan on the Ura side

Attributed to Bushu school, Edo period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H71.7mm, W68.8mm

Seppa-dai 5.6mm

Nakago-ana H25.8mm, W8.2mm

Kozuka Hitsu-ana

Silver Sekigane

Weight 103.25g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Chrysanthemum Sukashi Tsuba

Classic design, large, strong, fine hammered finish

Attributed to Saotome school, late Muromachi period

NBTHK Hozon (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

HW88-89mm

Seppa-dai 4mm

Nakago-ana H30.9mm, W8.45mm

Kogai Hitsu-ana

Weight: 105g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Chrysanthemum Petals and Leaves Sukashi Tsuba

This excellently forged iron Tsuba shows combined fine openwork design of chrysanthemum petals and leaves

Attributed to Owari school, late Edo period

NTKK Kantei-sho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H82mm, W81.3mm

Seppa-dai 4.8mm

Nakago-ana H27.4mm, W8.3mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight 119g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 350 + shipping cost

Oak Sukashi Tsuba

This excellently forged iron Tsuba shows skillful interpretation of a saw-tooth oak

Attributed to Akasaka school, mid-Edo period

NTKK Kantei-sho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H79.6mm, W78.4mm

Seppa-dai 5.75mm

Nakago-ana H26.8mm, W9mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight 97.5g

Copper Sekigane

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold