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Kyo-Kanagushi-Tsuba

Reference Number
TU-10481
Title
[ Dragon Swimming in Waves ]
Time
The Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Inscription
No Inscription
L x W x H
6.8 x 6.1 x 0.6 cm
Nakago Hole
2.5 x 0.65 cm
Weight
110 g
Material
Yamagane (Coarse Copper)
Box
Wooden Box
Certificate
Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho issued by NBTHK on October 18 of 2007
Description

A certificate issued by Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) on October 18 of 2007 is attached.
(NBTHK is the most prestigeous organization for appraisal).
According to it, this tsuba is categorized as "Kyo-Kanagushi-Tsuba".
Kyo-Kanagushi-Tsuba mean sword guards made by metal-carving craftsmen in Kyoto.
This tsuba is made of Yamagane (Coarse copper), and is shaped like a Japanese quince (=Mokko-Gata).
The dragon and waves are expressed in the Sukidashi-Takabori carving method, the Iroe inlay method with gold.
The rim part is carved down (=Sukinokoshi-Mimi).
This tsuba looks very gorgeous.

Price
Sold, thank you !
NBTHK Certificate is attached
Dragon Swimming in Waves
Dragon and Waves
Dragon, Iroe inlaid with Gold
In Wooden Box
Kyo-Kanagushi-Tsuba
Features
Yamagane-Ji This tsuba is made from Yamagane (=Coarse copper).
Mokko-Gata It is shaped like Japanese quince.
Sukidashi-Takabori The dragon and waves are expressed in the Sukidashi-Takabori high-relief carving.
Kin-Iroe The dragon is expressed in the Iroe inlay method with gold (=Kin-Iroe).
Sukinokoshi-Mimi The rim part is carved down (=Sukinokoshi-Mimi).

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