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Shakudo Aori Wan-Gata Takabori Zogan Tsuba

Reference Number
TU-10197
Title
[ Child ]
Time
Latter part of the Edo period (Around 1820)
Inscription
" Inhabitant of Edo area, Sakuma Yoshihide "
L x W x H
7.2 x 7.0 x 1.0 cm
Nakago Hole
2.5 x 0.6 cm
Weight
98 g
Material
Shakudo (alloy of copper and gold)
Box
Wooden Box
Certificate
No Certificate
Description

The child is expressed in high relief carving technique.
The child appears from a bag.
Interesting composition.
Some of advanced skills are needed to make such a tsuba.
The maker of this tsuba is Sakuma Yoshihide.
He is famous tsuba craftsman in Edo area who was independent and never belonged to
any tsuba school. 

Price
Sold, thank you !
[ Child ] Made by Sakuma Yoshihide
Back side of this sword guard

Inscription
Inlay and High-relief carving
In Paulownia Wooden Box
About Craftsman
Sakuma Yoshihide

Sakuma Yoshihide is famous tsuba craftsman in Edo area (=Now Tokyo) at the latter part of the Edo period (Around 1820).
He was good at high relief carving.
His another name is Yuosai.He was independent and never belonged to any tsuba school.

Features
Shakudo This tsuba is made of Shakudo (red copper, alloy of copper and gold).
Aori-Gata This type of shape is called "Aori-Gata".
Wan-Gata It is bended like a bowl.
Zogan The child is inlaid with brass (alloy of copper and zinc).

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