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Suhama crest symbols Openwork OWARI Tsuba

Tuba2778a

Signed Toda Hikozaemon

Suhama crest Ko-sukashi openwork, Iron ground, polish surface, AMIDA file marks, Well-contoured round Mimi Edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches

Mid. Edo period(17th C.)

81.8mm x 81.5mm 4.8mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

Japanese Larch design set of Tsuba and Fuchi,Kashira

Tuba2687a

unsigned attributed to OWARI-kinko

Shakudo ground, Nanako-ji surface, Gold Suemon-style inlay

Tsuba : 62.5mm x 60.5mm 6.0mm thick (Mimi) / 5.2mm thick (Seppa-dai)

Fuchi : 36.6mm x 21.0mm 9.0mm high

Kashira : 31.0mm x 16.9mm 8.8mm high

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

preserved in concaved paulownia box

Dragon Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2737a

signed : Echizen-ju KINAI-saku

Round shape, Iron ground, Polish surface, Nokubori carving, Square contoured Mimi-edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches

82.5mm x 82.1mm 5.4mm thick (Seppa-dai)


AOI Katakusa arabesque Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2743a

signed : Echizen-ju KINAI-saku

Irregular round shape, Iron ground, Nokubori carving Square Mimi-edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches

71.0mm x 70.5mm 5.9mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Concaved wooden box

Heraldic symbols BUKAN Openwork AKASAKA Tsuba

Tuba2734a

unsigned attributed to AKASAKA

Heraldic symbols (KIRI, KATABAMI, SAKURA, HANABISHI) openwork, Iron ground, polish surface, Nikubori / Kebori carving Well-contoured round Mimi Edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches

Edo period(18th C.)

85.4mm x 83.2mm 5.6mm thick (Mimi)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

Chrysanthemum flower KIKU Openwork Kyo-Shoami Tsuba

Tuba2742a

unsigned attributed to KYO-SHOAMI

KIKU chrysanthemum flower leaves, Iron ground, Polished Migaki-ji surface, Ko-sukashi openwork, Well-contoured round Mimi Edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches(one is filled by Shakudo)

80.7mm x 80.3mm 5.2mm thick (Mimi)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Trumpet Shell HORAGAI Openwork Awa-Shomai Tsuba

Tuba2736a

unsigned attributed to AWA-SHOAMI

Trumpet shell Ko-sukashi Openwork, Round shape, Iron ground, Polished surface, Gold Nunome-style Inlay, Well-contoured round Mimi Edge, One Hitsu-ana punch

85.7mm x 85.9mm 5.9mm thick (Mimi)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

UME tree DAI-SHO Tsuba

Tuba2746a

(DAI) signed  Choshu Hagi-ju MORITSUNA-saku

(SHO) unsigned MORITSUNA

UME plum tree design, Iron ground, Nikubori carving, Openwork, Well-contoured round Mimi Edge

(Dai) 80.9mm x 79.5mm 5.8mm thick (Mimi)

(Sho) 77.8mm x 76.9mm 6.2mm thick (Mimi)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

KIKU chrysanthemum leaves Openwork TOSHO Tsuba

Tuba2740a

unsigned attributed to TOSHO

Round shape, Iron ground, Tsuchime-ji hammered surface, Ko-sukashi openwork, Well-contoured round Mimi Edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches one is filled by gold

86.7mm x 86.4mm 3.6mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

Ivy sunflower crest and wild geese Tsuba

Tuba2784a

unsigned attributed to OUNIN

Round shape, Iron ground, Hammered surface, Brass inlay in Takabori style, Square Mimi edge, Single Hitsu-ana punch

71.2mm x 70.6mm 3.6mm thick (Seppa-dai)


Mirage in KARAKUSA foliage Tsuba

Tuba2726a

unsigned attributed to NANBAN

Sumikiri-Mokko cross rectangular shape, Iron ground, Gold inlay in Nunome-zougan style, Square Mimi edge in Suki-Nokoshi engraving, Both Hitsu-ana punches

82.1mm x 82.0mm 5.0mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Kicho Tousougu) certificate

Ivy covered Murmuring Stream Tsuba

Tuba2715a

unsigned attributed to Kyo-SHOAMI

Round shape, Iron ground, Polish surface, Gold/Silver inlay in Hira-zougan style, Square Mimi edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches filled by Shakudo

82.1mm x 82.0mm 5.0mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Kicho Tousougu) certificate

A flying Dragon over Auspicious cloud Tsuba

Tuba2596a

signed : Choushu TOYONOBU-saku

Mokko cross rectangular shape, Iron ground, Sukidashi engraving, Suki-nokoshi Mimi edge

81.4mm 75.7mm 3.8mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK (Hozon) certificate

Iron ground Round Openwork Tuba

Tuba2618a

Fringed pink flower (Nadeshiko) openwork design

Signed TADATSUGU

Round shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Square contour Mimi edge in full

77.5 mm x 77.5 mm 5.0 mm thick (Mimi-edge)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

 

Iron Round shape Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2641a

Warabi of Bracken shoots openwork design

Unsigned attributed to a work of OWARI

Oval shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Round contour Mimi edge in full

69.5 mm x 67.8 mm 6.0 mm thick (Mimi-edge)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

DAI-SHO Tsuba

Tuba2629a

Foreigners (KARABITO) landscape design

Unsigned attributed to a work of SOUHEISHI

Iron ground, Round rectangular shape, Takabori carving, Gold Inlay Iroe, Both Hitsu-ana punches. Gold rim of Fukurin

DAI : 85.5 x 77.7 mm 5.3 mm thick (Mimi edge)

SHO : 78.6 x 72.8 mm 5.4 mm thick (Mimi edge)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Round shape Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2462a

A pair of Bamboo leaf and Wild Goose Openwork design

Unsigned attributed to a work of OWARI (Edo period)

Oval shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Round Mimi edge in full

73.5 mm x 71.2 mm 5.8 mm thick (Mimi-edge)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

Suaka Round rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2511a

A crab on Reed grass design

Unsigned attributed to a work of Shonai

Nadekaku shape, Suaka copper ground Leather-like stone surface, Shakudo Suemon style Inlay, Gold Iroe, Shakudo Fukurin Rim

73.6mm x 67.0mm x  4.7mm thick (Mimi edge)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Oval shape Tsuba

Tuba2361a

Grape trellis design

Signed Matsuyama-ju MORIYUKI

Oval shape, Iron ground, SUKIDASHI style carving, Gold Nunome style inlay, Sukinokoshi style Mimi edge, Both Hitsuana punches

77.2mm x 74.2mm 4.1mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Round shape Tsuba

Tuba2431a

Ivy Spirals Openwork design

Unsigned SUNAGAWA school

Oval shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Kebori carving, Round Mimi edge

69.4mm x 66.7mm 5.5mm thick (Mimi-edge)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Round Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2384a

KIRI leaf design

Signed Higo-ju MASASATO

Oval shape, Iron ground, Kebori carving, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Round Mimi edge, A Hitsu-ana punch

78.6mm x 74.6mm 5.2mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Round Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2384a

KIKU flowers Brushwood hedge design

Signed Choshu-Hagi-ju KATSUYOSHI-saku

Oval shape, Iron ground, Nikubori carving, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Square Mimi edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches

73.4mm x 69.6mm 4.9mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron Cross Rectangular shape Tsuba

Tuba2369a

Water Mill design

Signed Doshu-ju Shoami SHIGEYUKI

Iron ground, Hammered surface, Suki-dashi carving, Hammered Mimi edge, Both Hitsu-ana punches filled with Shakudo

82.7mm x 78.0mm 5.2mm thick (Mimi edge)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron ground Round Openwork Tuba

Tuba2358a

TOMOE character openwork design

Iron Ground Hammered surface, Open work, Square Mimi edge

Signed : Kishu-ju SADANAGA

78.6 mm x 78.4 mm 5.4 mm thick (Seppa dai)