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Tsuba 19

5Product No:

TS – 19.

Product name.

Tsuba.

Mei.

Mumei.

Shape.

Kyō-Sukashi

Image/design.

The iron plate is pierced with sixteen chrysanthemum-designed petals.

One of the hitsu-ana are outlined with crab-claw shaped ginger buds (myoga).

Era.

Edo period.

Date.

Circa 1650.

 

Dimensions

Height

74.1mm

Width

73.5mm

Thickness

4.5  mm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

n/a

Other certificate

n/a

Condition

Good, no fractures visible.

 

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.

 

 

Price € 545,–   Negotiable                 (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).