A Choshu School iron tsuba  By Inoue Kiyotaka, late 18th century
Lot 213*
A Choshu School iron tsuba
By Inoue Kiyotaka, late 18th century
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,526) inc. premium
Lot Details
SWORD FITTINGS Various properties
A Choshu School iron tsuba
By Inoue Kiyotaka, late 18th century
Of rounded rectangular form, carved in takabori and inlaid with a resting horse beside a norimono by a creeper-clad fence beneath an overhanging pine branch, the reverse with a wayside tea house, details in gold takazogan, signed Inoue Shozaemon Kiyotaka; with storage box. 7.8cm (2 7/8in). (3).

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.

    For the maker, who was considered the founder of the Inoue Family School of Nagato, see Robert Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, Ellwangen, Germany, 2001, no.H03352.
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