Five dragon decorated iron tsuba Edo Period
Lot 6102
Five dragon decorated iron tsuba Edo Period
Sold for US$ 1,553 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from the Estate of Leonard H. Lautenberger
Five dragon decorated iron tsuba
Edo Period
The first a mid 18th century sukashi plate fashioned as a flying dragon, its body and a ring of swirling clouds forming the rim, its teeth inlaid in gold, signed Echizen ju Kinai saku (3rd generation) (oxidation); the second Mito school, circa 1800, displaying a stylized dragon flying among cloud scrolls and accompanied by four mythical creatures to front and back, all rendered in raised relief in various mixed metal inlays, and surrounded by a raised fukurin (wear); the third, circa 1800, possibly Sendai work, depicting a raised dragon crawling across the top of the intentionally pitted surface, some details inlaid in various soft metals, reversed by a scrolling vegetal motif, and all framed by a wide fukurin (wear); the last two both displaying dragons flying through swirling clouds accented with gold inlaid details, and each with an illegible signature: one Jakushi school, circa 1750; the other Choshu style work, circa 1850 (wear, minor oxidation).
2 7/8 to 3 7/16in (7.3 to 8.7cm)
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