Four inlay decorated soft metal tsuba Edo Period
Lot 6087
Four inlay decorated soft metal tsuba Edo Period
Sold for US$ 2,031 inc. premium
Auction Details
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Property from the Estate of Leonard H. Lautenberger
Four inlay decorated soft metal tsuba
Edo Period
The first, circa 1800, displaying various auspicious objects scattered across its surfaces, expertly inlaid and patinated in gold, silver shakudo and other metals and alloys, signed Mitsushige saku in silver inlay, with gold hitsu plug; the second a circa 1800 Nara school of Mito mokko form plate featuring a large dragonfly descending on a stand of spring blossoms accented in gold and silver, signed mitsumasa with kao (wear); the third, circa 1750, delicately carved with the image of a boar resting among spring grasses, the details inlaid in gold and silver and the plate bordered by a shakudo fukurin, signed Yanagawa Naohisa saku (wear); and the fourth a circa 1750 Nara family school tsuba depicting a comical, but finely rendered, scene of two men regarding a lightning storm from an open doorway, set within a shakudo fukurin, with illegible artist's seal (wear).
2 3/4 to 2 7/8in (7 to 7.3cm)


  • Note: the artist of the first listed Hara, Die Meister der Japanischen Schwertzieraten, p.109; the artist of the second listed Hara, p. 105; the artist of the third listed Hara, p. 142.