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Lot 0038
  • Item: Kumagai (Edo-Higo) tsuba of iron with shakudo and gold inlay; with NBTHK "Hozon" attestation
  • Origin: Japan
  • Date: Late Edo, 19th century
  • Materials: Iron, shakud?, gold
  • Height: 77.3 mm; Width: 72.4 mm; Thickness: 4.4 mm; Weight: 118 g

    A mokk? form iron tsuba decorated with two spiders in high relief shakud? inlay, the cobweb inlaid in gold, a gold damascened (nunome) dragonfly and a fan leaning over to the back of the plate, and a cicada, inlaid in gold. The perforation in the bottom of tsuba (udenuki-ana) imitates old wood. Large hitsu-ana of typical Higo form. Unsigned. Copper sekigane. In the original wood box. Tsuba comes with NBTHK paper "Hozon": Worthy of Preservation.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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  • Location: This item ships from California

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  • Condition

    Very good

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    Kumagai (Edo-Higo) tsuba of iron with shakudo and gold

    Estimate $550 - $650Feb 15, 2018