Nine inlay decorated iron tsuba Edo and Meiji Periods
Lot 3079
Nine inlay decorated iron tsuba Edo and Meiji Periods
Sold for US$ 1,320 inc. premium
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Nine inlay decorated iron tsuba
Edo and Meiji Periods
The first, circa 1800, a Nishigaki Kanshiro style Otafuku gata plate displaying spring plants and grasses beneath a crescent moon rendered in gold and silver inlay (oxidation, wear); the second, circa 1800, Mito style, of irregular form featuring a decomposing skeleton beneath a Shinto shimenawa rendered in mixed metal inlays (wear); the third, circa 1900, Tokyo art school of mokko form with a silver and gold inlaid design of abandoned wagon wheels among spring grasses; the fourth, circa 1850, Higo, Nakane Heihachiro school style, with cloud form hitsu-ana and an inlaid silver patterned border (small losses); the fifth and sixth, circa 1700, both Shigenobu style Kyoto Shoami brass inlaid plates with cloud form piercings,one with a design of autumn grasses, the other with rafts on waves (wear, small losses to both); the seventh, circa 1700, Shoami school with a gold nunome design of bamboo (small losses, patina lost/altered); the eighth, circa 1700, Kyoto Shoami work maru-gata with a gilt inlaid paulownia mon (wear, patina lost/altered); and the ninth, circa 1800, Edo kinko style, mokko-gata with silver nunome bamboo decoration (fire scale, wear).
2 5/8 to 3 1/4in (6.7 to 8.2cm)
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