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Iron ground cross rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2285a

Autumn Japanese Red Maple leaves design

Signed : Myochin Nori YASUTSUGU

Iron ground, hammered surface, Sukisage-carving, hammered Uchikaeshi Mimi edge, Double Hitsu-ana punches

82.2mm x 71.3mm 4.6mm thick (Mimi edge)

Iron cross rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2280a

Herons reed pipe design

Unsigned

Iron ground Cross rectangular shape Sukidashi carving, Gold/Shakudo/Copper Iroe, Double Hitsu-ana punches

85.2mm x 78.8mm 4.0mm thick (Seppa-dai)

Iron Round Rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2281a

AOI. Karakusa design

Unsigned attributed to a work of HOUAN (later generation)

Iron ground, Firing Etching process, Round Mimi edge, Double Hitsu-ana punches

87.6mm x 83.4mm 4.1mm thick (Seppa-dai)

Iron Round rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2250a

A wheel with a small stream openwork design

Unsigned attributed to a work of Aizu SHOAMI 会津正阿弥

Round rectangular shape, Iron ground, hammered surface, Openwork of stream and a wheel, Round contour Mimi edge, both hitsu-ana punches filled by Shakudo copper alloy

89.3 x 84.6 mm Mimi edge 4.9 mm thick

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Round rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2218a

Anchor openwork design

Signed Myochin MORITSUGU-saku 明珍守次作

Round rectangular shape, Iron ground, polish surface, Openwork of anchor design, Embankment Mimi edge, Gold Nunome style inlay, both hitsu-ana punches

82.7 x 79.5 mm Mimi edge 4.5 mm thick

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Cross rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba252Sa

Taikung Wang fishing motif

Unsigned

Cross rectangular shape, Iron ground, Hammered surface, Copper/Brass inlay, Hammered raised shape of Mimi edge, both hitsu-ana punches

85.9 x 80.2 mm Mimi edge 5.2 mm thick

Iron pentagonal rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba251Sa

Flower petal design

Unsigned attributed to a work of SHOAMI school

Pentagonal rectangular shape, Iron ground,  Sukibori carving, Sukinokoshi Mimi edge, both hitsu-ana punches

73.2 x 73.6 mm Mimi edge 5.2 mm thick

Iron Irregular shape Tsuba

Tuba2160a

Eggplant design

Unsigned

Iron ground, Polish surface, Convex shape, Sukibori carving, Water drops openwork, Round Mimi edge, Double Hitsu-ana punches

74.5 x 68.5 mm Mimi edge 4.9 mm thick

DAI-SHO Tsuba

Tuba1822a

Flying Sparrow Bamboo grove design

Signed : Yanagawa NAOTSUGU-saku

Copper Suaka ground, Round rectangular shape, `Polish surface, Katagiri-style carve

DAI : 72.0 x 67.6 mm Seppa-dai base 4.7 mm thick (No Hitsu-ana punch)

SHO : 69.2 x 64.4 mm Seppa-dai base 4.5 mm thick (Single Hitsu-ana punch)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron round Rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2036a

Double Dragons and a  Crane design

Unsigned attributed to Nanban work

Iron ground, Round rectangular shape, Gold Nunome-style inlay, Square Mimi edge,  both Hitsu-ana punches with Gold Uchi-fukurin rim

84.4 x 81.2 mm Mimi edge 4.9 mm thick

Iron Round shape Tsuba

Tuba2174a

Dragon on Cloud design

Unsigned

Iron ground, Polish surface, Convex front/reverse flat, Gold/silver Nonome-style inlay, Hammered Mimi edge, Double Hitsu-ana punches

79.1 x 78.5 mm Mimi edge 4.3 mm thick

Shakudo ground Cross rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba8181a

Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine design

Unsigned attributed to a work of SHOAMI school

Shakudo ground, Nanako-ji surface, Takabori carving, Gold/copper Iroe inlay

75.7 x 69.0 mm 4.3 mm thick/MIMI rim

Bunka-shiryo Tosogu certificate