Iron Shoami tsuba with mon design and brass overlay, with Kenjo iron tsuba with plaintains and clouds apertures, Shoami-school iron tsuba with bushy tailed tortoises in gold inlays, Iron tsuba with gold fan and matsukawabishi gold designs, gold inlays on the rim
Lot 2280
Four inlaid iron tsuba 18th/19th century
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from the collection of Clarence McKenzie Lewis Jr.
Four inlaid iron tsuba
18th/19th century
Comprising a Shoami-school lobed tsuba decorated with inlaid-brass design of family crests, the hitsuana pierced as large bracken ferns and the top and bottom of the plate pierced with inoshishime; a Shoami-school iron plate decorated with bushy-tailed tortoises in gold nunomezogan and Genji crests on the reverse, one udenukiana; a Kenjo tsuba decorated with plantains, ivy and blossoms in gold and copper nunomezogan and pierced with cloud-shaped apertures; a rounded-square plate finished with a "wood grain" pattern and decorated with fan and matsukawabishi-shaped panels of birds and flowers in gold hirazogan
3 5/8in (9.1cm) long (the largest)
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