A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century
Lot 136
A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba
Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,600
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A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century
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Property from an English private collection
(Lots 110-137)
A Higo Toyama tsuba and a Higo Kamiyoshi tsuba
Edo Period, early 17th and early 19th century
The first of circular form, pierced with two open fans and with suhama-shaped hitsu-ana, the iron of fine colour and bearing traces of karakusa in gold honzogan, signed Toyama Minamoto no Yoriie saku, 8.1cm (3 1/8in); the second pierced with the hikiryo-mon of the Hosokawa family, unsigned, 7.7cm (3in); with wood storage boxes. (5).

Footnotes

  • 鍔 二点 (扇透、桐花透) 17世紀前期・19世紀前期

    The first accompanied by a NBTHK Hozon certificate, attributing the work to Toyama Yoriie. Aspects of the first tsuba show affinities with that of Nishigaki Kanshiro and Matashichi, the first Hayashi master. A similar tsuba is illustrated by Ito Mitsuru, Hayashi, Kamiyoshi: Higo no kinko Hayashi Kamiyoshi kakudai to sono sakuhin (Hayashi and Kamiyoshi: Higo Metal Workers Hayashi and Kamiyoshi and Their Works), Tokyo, 2008, p.409. The design of the second is almost identical to one illustrated in Kamiyoshi tsuba ehon, a book of tsuba designs. The work is similar to that of Kamiyoshi Rakuju (1817-1884), the third master of the school.
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