Item: Signed kinko tsuba carved and inlaid with shakudo, silver, and gold by Hamano Nobuyuki Origin: JapanDate: Late Edo period, 19th centuryMaterials: Shibuichi, gold, silver, shakudoHeight: 62.6 mm; Width: 59.5 mm; Thickness: 3.9 mm; Weight: 94 g
Oval form shibuichi tsuba decorated with a ox rider playing a flute in shakudo and gold inlay on the face and a pine tree and a signature on the reverse. Signed on the back: Sekino Nobuyuki, with Kao. Hamano Nobuyoki of Yonezawa family, adopted son of Masayoshi, 2nd gen. Iwama, 1789-1842.
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