The property of a Japanese private collector
Twelve iron tsuba
Early to mid Edo Period
Nine of Kaneiye type, carved and inlaid in typical style with various designs including flying ho-o bird, landscapes and figures, eight signed Yamashiro kuni, Fushimi Kaneiye; and three Jakushi types, two carved with landscapes, one with a dragon, overlaid with gold nunome, each signed Jakushi. 6.4cm (2½in) to 8.9cm (3½in). (12).