Categories: Swords and Fittings (64)
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Studio Porcelain Vase with Five-Toed Dragon by Makuzu Kozan
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Ito Tozan Studio Porcelain Vase with Karakusa
Hamano School Tsuba with Samrai on Horseback
Hamano School Tsuba with Samrai on Horseback
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A Hamano School tsuba of oval form forged of soft metals and details in copper, gold, silver and shakudo. A highly animated scene rendered in high relief of samurai on horses in full armor surrounded by raging waters, spume and Mt. Fuji. Incised signature of Naoyuki on reverse. This powerful tsuba is in very good condition with only minor surface wear due to age. 19th Century, Japan
Sukashi Tsuba Formed as a Manchurian Crane
Sukashi Tsuba Formed as a Manchurian Crane
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An elegant iron sukashi tsuba formed as a majestic Manchurian crane with open wings. The dark iron metal is accented with gilt nunome zogan detailing. The crane in East Asian culture is associated with longevity and also with Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. This exquisite tsuba is in very good condition with only minor wear to the gilt, commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 3.25” 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
A Rogin Tsuba with Cavorting Karashishi
A Rogin Tsuba with Cavorting Karashishi
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A boldly carved rogin tsuba shaped in classic mokko-form with gilt-inlaid details. Playful karashishi with powerful musculature leap upon the tops of craggy rocks surrounded by bamboo, waterfall and clouds. Fine This tsuba is in excellent condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Late Edo Period, Japan
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with the Three Wise Monkeys
Iron Sukashi Tsuba with the Three Wise Monkeys
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A fanciful iron tsuba of round, sukashi form sculpted as the “three wise monkeys”. The tsuba is cleverly modeled in such a way that the long arms and legs connect each monkey performing this adage. The artist sculpted each face with expressive detail through the use of soft strokes of the chisel. Incised signature of Bushuju Masakata can be found on the front face. In overall good condition for its age with minimal wear. This fine tsuba is creatively executed, expressing this much beloved theme... Click for details
Tanto with Full Koshirae, Blade in Shirasaya
Tanto with Full Koshirae, Blade in Shirasaya
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A fine samurai blade housed in its shirasaya. The blade is Shinshinto Period and in full polish. The accompanying aikuchi koshirae are comprised of shibuichi fittings with a unifying theme of rabbits and full moon, its red and black lacquered saya with a swirling pattern. Fittings are embellished in gold and shakudo with silver accents. The koshirae’s rabbit and moon theme refers to a beloved Buddhist tale of “The Rabbit and the Moon”, also popular with the martial class—signifying nobility and ... Click for details
A Shakudo Tsuba with Boar Hunt
A Shakudo Tsuba with Boar Hunt
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A square-shaped shakudo tsuba with rounded corners, its surface accented with gold nunome zogan and carved detailing. A dynamic scene unfolds as an archer on horseback aims at a leaping boar. Reverse side inlaid and incised with bamboo shoots. This fine tsuba is in very good condition with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Length: 2.75”, width: 2.5” Late Edo Period, Japan
Oval Shibuichi Tsuba with Two Peasants
Oval Shibuichi Tsuba with Two Peasants
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An oval-shaped shibuichi tsuba finely chiseled with a nocturnal scene of two peasants carrying water buckets and bundled sticks along the banks of a river. The two peasants pause from their hard work to contemplate under the silvery full moon emerging from the clouds above the mountain tops. The poetic scene is highlighted with gold, silver and shakudo. Incised signature of Naomichi on revers. This exquisite tsuba is in excellent condition. Length: 3”, width: 2.75” 19th Century, Japan
Iron and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Emma-O
Iron and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Emma-O
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An excellent iron tsuba of free form with a striking image of Emma-O, the king of hell, clutching his magisterial robe and wearing his characteristic two-tiered hat, a small demon crouching at his side. On the reverse, a sign attached to gold ropes features a lively tai heavily detailed in gold and shibuichi. The imagery on this tsuba, front and back, is in high relief with gold, shakudo and shibuichi detailing. Iron in very good condition, minor wear to Emma-O's hat, commensurate with age and w... Click for details
A Daisho Set of Menuki as Noble Woman and Attendant
A Daisho Set of Menuki as Noble Woman and Attendant
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A marvelously sculpted bronze daisho set of menuki formed as a Chinese noble matron holding an uchiwa, together with a young attendant with a basket of peaches. The mate to this menuki, modeled as a man with long beard, presents an offering of peaches. Both parts of the set – noble lady and bearded companion – are accented in precious silver and gold. (It is possible that these two characters represent the goddess Seiobo and her attendants with offerings of her legendary peaches of immortality... Click for details
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