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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

Brass ground Round rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2075a

KIKU flower Arabesque design

Unsigned attributed to a work of UMETADA school

Brass ground, a chrysanthemum flower shape, Sukisage carving, Suemon-style Shakudo copper alloy inlay, Gold inlay, Round MIMI edge

67.7 x 65.5 mm 4.7 mm thick/MIMI rim

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

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

DAI-SHO tsuba

Tuba8171a

A scene of Ono no Michikaze, Frong and Willow

Ono no Michikaze (prominent Shodōka) observes a leaping frog catches willow branch

unsigned attributed to a work of MITO

Iron ground Ji-sukashi openwork, Gold Nunome-style inlay, Silver, Copper IROE inlay work, Hammered MIMI edge

DAI:74.2x71.7mm 4.5mm thick (One hitsu-ana punch)

SHO:70.7x67.7mm 4.7mm thick (Two hitsu-ana punch irregular shape)

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate

Iron Round shape openwork Tsuba

Tuba1265-4a

KIRI / NI-HIKI openwork motif

Signed : Efu-ju Akao YOSHITSUGU

Round shape, Polish surface, Openwork, Kebori carving, Round Mimi edge, Both Hitsuana

80.5x78.7mm Seppa-dai base 5.6mm thick Mimi edge 5.0mm thick

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate

Iron Round shape Tsuba

Tuba2064a

Kouhone (Nuphar japonica) openwork design

Signed : Choshu-hagi-ju TOSHIKATA

Iron ground, Round shape, Nikubori carving, Openwork, Square Mimi edge with with well-round contour

70.5 x 67.8 mm 4.8 mm thick / Seppa base

Iron Irregular shape Tsuba

Tuba2101a

MYOUGA(ginger) / CHU-character crests

Unsigned attributed to a work of HOUAN(later generations)

Irregular shape, Polish surface, Firing Etching process, Round Mimi edge

88.3x82.6mm 3.3mm thick

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate

Iron Oval shape Tsuba

Tuba1833a

Bamboo trunk with Japanese Ginger Openworks

Unsigned attributed to a work of Bushu MASAYOSHI

Iron ground, Nikubori/Kebori carving, Round Mimi edge, Irregular Hitsu-ana punches

71.5x68.1mm Seppa base 6.5mm thick Mimi edge 6.1mm thick

NBTHK(Tokubetsu kicho Kodougu) certificate

Iron Round shape Tsuba

Tuba1821a

Tomoe/Comma-shaped crest & Kiri/paulownia Openworks

Iron ground, Square Mimi edge, Irregular Hitsu-ana

74.0x73.4mm Seppa base 6.2mm thick Mimi edge 5.8mm thick

DAI-SHO tsuba

Tuba1784a

A pair of Ginger and Hishi crest motif

unsigned attributed to AKASAKA

Iron ground Ji-sukashi openwork, Kebori carving

DAI:76.6x74.5mm

5.6mm(edge) /5.0mm(Seppa pedestal) thick

SHO:70.6x68.0mm

5.5mm(edge) /5.0mm(Seppa pedestal) thick

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate