A Hoju tsuba Kofun Period (circa AD300-645)
Lot 8
A Hoju tsuba Kofun Period (circa AD300-645)
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,451) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Hoju tsuba
Kofun Period (circa AD300-645)
Of tapering ovoid form, the iron plate pierced with a simple wheel design around an oval nakago-ana, unsigned; with wood storage box.
7.6cm (3in). (2).

Footnotes

  • 宝珠鍔 倒卵梯形小透 無銘 古墳時代

    For similar examples, see Dr. Kazurtaro Torigoe, Tsuba Kanshoki, 2nd edition, 1975, pp.5-6.

    The Hoju tsuba were made in iron and occasionally yamagane, for use on straight, chisel-pointed swords known as jokoto.
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