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Tsuba 19

一般情報 General information

製品番号 Product No.

TS-19.

剣の種類 Sword type

Tsuba.

MEI ( Omote)

無銘 MUMEI.

形状 Shape.

丸形透 Maru gata sukashi. Shimizu Jingo.

画像 Image.

The iron plate is pierced with sixteen chrysanthemum-designed petals. One of the hitsu-ana are outlined with crab-claw shaped ginger buds (myoga).

時代 Era

江戸時代 Edo period.

日付 Date

ca.1650.

 

寸法 Measurements

身長 Height

74.1 mm      

Width

73.5 mm

厚さThickness

4.50 mm

 

鑑定 Kantei Registration

日本美術刀剣保存協会                     NBTHK Certificate

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他の証明書                                        Other certificate

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状態 Status

良い Good

 

追加情報                                       Additional Information

 

This type of pierced tsuba was very popular in Kyoto in the early Edo period. Kyō Sukashi tsuba were named after Kyōto which was at one time the capital city of Japan.

It was adopted by the Owari Sukashi school, but the Owari examples tended to use a more thicker plate.

When the design was approved by the Akasada school of Edo, it was distinguished by this thicker plate. The most common motifs for this type of tsuba are described as:

Myōga Kari Kai Zu 茗 荷 雁 繋 図 and sometimes contain Karigane wilde 金 (wild geese), Myōga 茗 荷 (Japanese ginger) and Fundo 分 銅 (Japanese weights).

During this period, these three items were the elegant elements of the classic designs.

 

歴史 History

 

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価格 price    € 575.–                        (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).