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Tsuba 20

5Product No:

TS – 20.

Product name.

Tsuba.

Mei.

Mumei.

Shape.

Naga Maru Gata.

Image/design.

Carved and pierced in the form of a pair of carps/Koi’s head to tail, forming a oval composition.
Carps/Koi’s are swimming one behind the other and biting each other in the tail.

Era.

Edo period.

Date.

Circa 1800.

 

Dimensions

Height

71.5 mm

Width

69.5 mm

Thickness

4.9  mm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

n/a

Other certificate

n/a

Condition

Good, no fractures visible.

 

Additional Information:

The carp are craved in high relief from the plate.

The iron surface bears a good patina of age.

 

Example of similar tsuba can be found in the Bonhams catalog: “Arts of the Samurai”, see item 1170.

Auction date: Monday 27 October 2014, location New York.

 

 

Price € 625,–                                        (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).