TSUBA

Bamboo Sukashi Tsuba

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

Attributed to Akasaka school

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

Umbrella and Snowflakes Sukashi Tsuba

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

Attributed to Iyo-Shoami school

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 300 + shipping cost

Gunbai Sukashi Tsuba

This powerful and at the same time refined very old iron Tsuba repeats the form of a military commander’s fan – Gunbai

Attributed to Myochin school, mid-Edo period

NTKK Kantei-sho (with English translation)

Material: Iron, Shakudo

Measurements:

H73.3 mm, W68.15 mm

Seppa-dai 6.6 mm

Nakago-ana H25.5 mm, W9.4 mm

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

Copper Sekigane

Weight: 138 g

In Kiri-box

Price: USD 300 + shipping cost

Waterfront Scenery Tsuba

This Tsuba masterly made of an excellently forged iron shows a picturesque waterfront scenery. And unlike kinko fittings iron ones are very hard to carve delicately to send a clear visual message to the admirer of the work of a master. This piece does it perfectly well which gives it additional value.

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 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:

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 200 + shipping cost