Categories: Swords and Fittings (52)
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Wood Netsuke as a Mouse
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Wood Netsuke of a Tigress and Cub
Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
Mino Goto Menuki formed as Peonies and Grasses
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A pair of finely crafted Mino Goto menuki formed as a bouquet of grasses and peonies on leafy stems rendered in shakudo with gilt details. The menuki are housed in a silk-padded wood storage box with cover. Both menuki are in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
An Oval Shakudo Tsuba with Carp
An Oval Shakudo Tsuba with Carp
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An oval shakudo tsuba with gold carp swimming among water reeds in high relief on a fine nanako ground. On reverse side the marine subject continues with three clam shells and reeds. This classic tsuba is in excellent condition. Width: 3” Edo Period, Japan
A Large Matchlock Gun
A Large Matchlock Gun
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A rare, heavy-barrelled matchlock gun deeply damascened in gold and silver and mounted with front and rear sights. Its iron, octagonal barrel rests on a wood stock with Watanabe and Tokugawa mons, the spring and match holder deeply engraved with silver scrollwork. The cannon’s muzzle is richly inlaid with gold and silver floral scrollwork and dragons writhing among curling clouds. This impressive weapon and artwork is in very good condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and... Click for details
Soft Metal Shibuichi Tsuba with Nocturnal Forest Scene
Soft Metal Shibuichi Tsuba with Nocturnal Forest Scene
A boldly carved soft metal tsuba of square form with rounded corners rendered with a misty nocturnal image on a matte shibuichi ground. On its surface an old gnarly pine tree grows by the banks of a stream, its textured woody surface with gilt lichen. In the background, a large gilt full moon is enveloped by clouds. (Pine trees, ubiquitous in Japanese art, denote longevity, often are paired with cranes, also one of the “Three Friends of Winter”.) Incised signature of Ohmori Hidesada on a gilt... Click for details
Iron Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Chrysanthemums
Iron Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Tiger
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Tiger
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An oval soft metal tsuba, its smooth surface with an asymmetrical image of a powerful tiger relaxing with his front paws upon the base of a tree. The stealthy feline’s body is inlaid with gilt eyes and shakudo stripes. On the reverse, the tiger’s muscular back is visible through the cut-out design. Unsigned. This tsuba is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan
Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Eggplant
Semi-Sukashi Tsuba with Eggplant
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A whimsical iron tsuba sculpted as a trio of eggplants in semi-sukashi style. The rounded smooth surface of the vegetables differs from the leafy long stems. This tsuba is a late 17th/early 18th century piece with very good condition with only slight surface wear expected considering its age and usage Edo Period, Japan
A Pair of Iron and Silver-Inlaid Abumi
A Pair of Iron and Silver-Inlaid Abumi
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A handsome pair of iron abumi, the exteriors extensively inlaid with silver kiku and peony, the interiors, red lacquered. These 18th century abumi are in overall good condition with minor wear commensurate with age and use. Signature in silver inlay, Mitsuharu. Height: 9.5”, length: 10.75” Edo Period, Japan
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Water Reeds and Chidori
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Water Reeds and Chidori
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An elegant iron sukashi tsuba of round form with silhouette of water reeds, their tall, willowy stalks bent slightly over delineated waves. Above near the rim, three abstracted birds fly-in-formation. The iron is not rusty and overall condition is very good. Minor wear commensurate with age and use, remnants of gilt throughout. This tsuba is a fine example of Kinai School of sword fittings. Diameter: 3” Edo Period (18th Century), Japan
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Flowers on Nanako Ground
Soft-Metal Tsuba with Flowers on Nanako Ground
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An oval-shaped soft-metal tsuba with fine nanako ground and gilt rim. On both sides, its surface is overlaid with gilt and shakudo sprays of wildflowers and grass. This tsuba is in excellent condition. Attributed to the Mino Goto School. Height: 2.5”, width: 2.25” Mid-Edo Period, Japan
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