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Tsuba 7

   

Product No.

TS – 007.

Product name

Tsuba, will be sent to you in nice original Kiri box.

Mei

Mumei.  Attribute to Higo Hayashi 3th Generation.

Shape

Nada Maru Gata.

Material

Iron.

Image/design

Nine Cherry blossom Mon’s.

Provence, area

Higo.

Era

Edo period end of 18th Century 1785.

Date

Temmei 1781-1789.

 

Dimensions

Height

78mm

Width

76mm

Thickness

5  mm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

KOSHU TOKUBETSU KICHO (blue papers) – “Special Extraordinary Work”.

Other certificate

n/a

Condition

Tsuba is in a good condition.

 

General

Additional Information

The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by,  “Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) with the following certifigate’s:

Tsuba “Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho” (blue papers) – “Special Extraordinary Work”.

昭和三十六年九月二十四日Shōwa ju san roku nen ku gatsu ni ju yon hi, 24 september 1961.

The two designs are reproduced to startling effect. Both the Kuyō (nine stars) and Cherry blossom Mon were used by the Hosokawa Daimyō under whose patronage Matashichi worked.

The iron surface bears a good patina of age, the iron texture is excellent and gives you a powerful feeling.

History

The technique on this Tsuba is often used by Ko-Tosho (old swordsmith) and Ko-Katchushi (old armor maker).

The tsuba is derived from the famous Dr.Walter Compton Colletion. The Tsuba is bought at auction on March 31 1992 by Christie’s in New York.

 

Price € 1750,– (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).