TSUBA

Bamboo Sukashi Tsuba

This excellently made thick iron Tsuba shows skillful interpretation of a bamboo and its sprouts.

Attributed to Akasaka school, late Edo period

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho and Hakogaki (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H72.1 mm, W71.7 mm

Seppa-dai 6.2 mm

Nakago-ana H27.1 mm, W8.7 mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Copper Sekigane

Weight: 100 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 300 + shipping cost

Kirimon Sukashi Tsuba

This finely executed sukashi Tsuba shows Kiri-crests precisely positioned in four directions. Exceptional Japanese metalwork.

Attributed to Geishu Hoan school, Aki Province, late Edo period

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H70.8 mm, W69.8 mm

Seppa-dai 5 mm

Nakago-ana H27.5 mm, W8 mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 70.5 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 400 + shipping cost

Umbrella and Snowflakes Sukashi Tsuba

This elegant, yet strong iron Tsuba shows sentimental and a bit naive winter design of an umbrella and snowflakes allowing our imagination to picture the rest in typical Japanese style.

Mumei Iyo-Shoami

NBTHK Hozon

Material: iron

Measurements:

H75.4 mm, W74.4 mm

Seppa-dai 5.2 mm

Nakago-ana H28 mm, W9 mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 113 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 350 + shipping cost

Crane Sukashi Tsuba

This large size Tsuba skillfully executed by a Katchushi school artisan depicts the famous “tsurumaru” design. Strong and elegant, perfectly measured fine cutouts, beautiful metalwork.

Attributed to Katchushi school, mid-Edo period

NTKK Kantei-sho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H89.7 mm, W89.5 mm

Seppa-dai 3 mm

Nakago-ana H30.3 mm, W8.6 mm

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 73.5 g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

Waterwheel Sukashi Tsuba

This magnificent 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 with precisely the same design or maybe even by the same hand is referenced in Tsuba Kodogu Gadai Jiten, Vol.1.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho (with English translation)

Material: Iron

Measurements:

H77.5 mm, W76.6 mm

Seppa-dai 5.3 mm

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

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 109 g

In Kiri-box

Price: Sold

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:

H70 mm, W67.1 mm

Seppa-dai 4.6 mm

Nakago-ana H27.3 mm, W8 mm

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

Weight: 112.5 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 300 + 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:

H82 mm, W81.3 mm

Seppa-dai 4.8 mm

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

Two Hitsu-ana

Weight: 119 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 250 + shipping cost