Three Higo tsuba 17th-19th century
Lot 2292
Three Higo tsuba 17th-19th century
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the collection of Clarence McKenzie Lewis Jr.
Three Higo tsuba
17th-19th century
The first a Hikozo-style rounded-rectangular copper plate with large namako hitsuana and fitted with a hammered copper rim with beaded edges, a square udenukiana at the base of the plate; the second, a Miyamoto Musashi-type tsuba formed as two lobes joined at the top and bottom of the seppadai,repatinated at a later date; the third, an iron sukashi tsuba pierced with a design of a crane, its wingtips touching above its head, eye inlaid in brass
3 1/4in (8.3cm) long (the largest)

Footnotes

  • The first tsuba in this lot shows characteristics of work by Hirata Hikozo, such as the five sets of chisel marks on either side of the nakagoana and the beaded fukurin.
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