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Tsuba 11

Product No.

TS – 011.

Product name

鍔 Tsuba.

Style/school

Katchu-shi style Tsuba.

Mei

Mumei (unsigned) attributed to: Toda Hikozaemon.

Shape

Maru Gata-Large iron round Tsuba, with engraved- open work. Edge of the Tsuba has a wave-shaped rim, applied very delicately.

Image/design

Two Chinese bellflower engraved on round shape iron Tsuba.

From the middle of the Tsuba there are very fine lines to the rim of the Tsuba. This applies to both sides of the Tsuba.

Era/province

Early Edo period. Owari Province

Date

Most active period: 1688-1704.

 

Dimensions

Length/round

8.30 cm

Thickness/rim

0.40 cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

n/a

Other certificate

n/a

Condition

Good. Nice solid patina on the iron Tsuba.

 

General

Additional Information

This plate is very thin / elegant. This example would seem to be the work of the Edo period. This Tsuba is quite heavy despite being a thin plate.

History

Toda Hikozaemon is one of the “Three Owari Masters of Genroku.” At the time, Toda had a great deal of influence on the artistic part of that period.

Huge Iron Katchu-shi Tsuba.  Nicely forged plate with a raised rim  as is the style of Katchu-shi. A tsuba of this size was likely made as a presentation piece.

Katchushi means armour-smith in Japanese. So, it is said that the definition of Katchushi-Tsuba is tsuba made by armuor-smiths or swordsmith craftsmen.

Those openwork looks similar to ears of the masks of Katchu (=armour).

Price € 585,–

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