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Heianjo brass inlay tsuba with bellflowers, vines and a dragonfly / Edo period (c. 1650-1700).

Iron tsuba of a spindle shape (tate-itomaki-gata) pierced and inlaid in brass suemon-zōgan with bellflowers, vines and foliage, and a dragonfly in the upper right corner, on both sides. One of the hitsu-ana plugged with grey metal (led or pewter), nakaga-ana fitted with copper sekigane. The shape of the tsuba may be interpreted as  four saddles connected to each other by horse bits. Such a design of sukashi and zōgan is usually attributed to Kaga Yoshirō branch of Heianjo school, active in the second half of the 17th century (c. 1650-1700).

Size: 95.9 mm diagonal; 4.1 mm thickness.

Tokubetsu Kicho certificate № 332 issued by NBTHK on October 12, 1965.

 

SKU: TSU-0426.2022 Categories: ,

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