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Shakudo Nanako-Ji Mokko-Gata Zogan Tsuba

Reference Number
TU-10181
Title
[ Kiku Flowers ]
Time
The Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Inscription
No Inscription
L x W x H
6.7 x 6.0 x 0.5 cm
Nakago Hole
2.5 x 0.8 cm
Weight
88 g
Material
Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold)
Box
Wooden Box
Certificate
No Certificate
Description

We can find a variety of techniques from this tsuba.
It takes over three months to make one of this kind of tsuba.
It is so beautiful. It's ultimate of Japanese art.
Kiku (Chrysanthemum) flowers are expressed on both sides elaborately.
Kiku flowers never run dry so that Samurai loved lifeforce of this flower.
Therefore, Samurai liked to attach battle-gear whose motifs were Kiku flowers.

Price
Sold, Thank you.
chrysanthemum Blossoms
The surfaces are processed like hard roe.
It's called "Nanako-Ji".
Shakudo (red copper) Nanako-Ji
Brass inlay and high relief carving
Kiku (chrysanthemum) flowers are expressed in high-relief carving and the Iroe inlay with gold.
Kiku Flowers
Rim
In Wooden Box
Comes with a wooden box.
Features
Shakudo This tsuba is made of Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold).
Nanako-Ji The surfaces are processed like hard roe.
Mokko-Gata It is shaped like a Japanese quince.
Takabori Kiku flowers are expressed in high-relief carving.
Iroe Kiku flowers are expressed in the Iroe inlay with gold.
Zogan It is also Zogan inlaid.

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