TSUBA

Waterwheel Sukashi Tsuba

This excellently forged iron Tsuba shows powerful picture of waterwheel at work. Almost coming to life, waterwheel hands struggling with the flow, breaking the waves. Remarkable example of Japanese metalwork.

Signed: Choshu Hagi-ju Kawaji saku, Kawaji school, Nagato Province, late Edo period

Tsuba by the same artist is referenced in Tsuba Kodogu Gadai Jiten, Vol.1.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H77.5mm, W76.6mm

Seppa-dai 5.3mm

Nakago-ana H26.3mm, W7.5mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 109g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 750 + shipping cost

Waterfront Scenery Tsuba

This Tsuba masterly made of an excellently forged iron shows a picturesque waterfront scenery

Signed: Choshu-ju Masasada (H 04430.0), Kawaji school from Choshu Hagi-ju, Nagato Province, late Edo period

NTKK Kantei-sho (with English translation)

Material: Iron, shakudo

Measurements:

H70mm, W67.1mm

Seppa-dai 4.6mm

Nakago-ana H27.3mm, W8mm

Two Hitsu-ana, Kogai Hitsu-ana plugged with shakudo

Weight: 112.5g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 350 + shipping cost

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 250 + shipping cost

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 300 + shipping cost

Clouds and Karakusa Sukashi Tsuba

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

Signed: Shoami Shigenobu (H 08418.0), 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 350 + shipping cost