////Kamakura-bori tsuba. Ginkgo leaves design with family crests motif. Muromachi period

Kamakura-bori tsuba. Ginkgo leaves design with family crests motif. Muromachi period

Six-lobed Kamakura-bori tsuba of well-forged iron, almost black in color, in a form of three Ginkgo (icho) leaves, stemmed from seppa-dai and separated with three openings in sukashi. Leaves have raised rim and decorated with various family crests (mon) in low relief carving (sukidashi-bori). On obverse: bamboo stems and leaves, knotted geese, paulownia (kiri), plum blossom (ume), and ivy. On reverse: pine needles and cone, maple leaf (kaede), bamboo, stylized plum blossom, and Genji-mon or some other ideograph (ji).

Kozuka hitsu-ana is original, with raised rim. Soft metal sekigane.

Material: Iron.

Kamakura-bori school. Late Muromachi period (ca. 1550).

Height: 81.1 mm, width: 90.0 mm, Thickness at seppa-dai: 3.3 mm.

Weight: 120.4 g

SKU: TSU-0340 Categories: ,

Additional information

Collection

Japanese swords & fittings

Country

Japan

Period

16 AD, Muromachi

School

Kamakura

Material

Iron

Technique

Low relief carving, Sukidashi-bori

Theme

Bamboo (take), Genji mon, Ginkgo leaves, Ivy (tsuta), Knotted goose, Maple leaves (momiji), Paulownia (kiri), Pine (matsu), Plum blossom (ume)

Acquisition year

2017

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