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Genuine Koike Yoshiro

Reference Number
TU-10833
Title
[ Family Crests & Algae ] by Koike Yoshiro, NBTHK Kanteisho
Time
The Momoyama period (1573-1603)
Inscription
No Inscription
L x W x H
7.5 x 7.4 x 0.3 cm
Nakago Hole
2.2 x 0.75 cm
Weight
118 g
Material
Tetsu (iron)
Box
Wooden Box
Certificate
Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho issued by NBTHK on October 27 of 2008
Description

This tsuba was certainly produced by Koike Yoshiro, the founder of the Yoshiro-Shiki Shinchu-Zogan Tsuba.
It is proved by the certificate issued by Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai.

If another similar sword guard is applied for their appraisal, if the judges of NBTHK do not identify it as an artwork by Koike Yoshiro himself, it will never be written "Koike Yoshiro" on the certificate.
However, the certificate of this tsuba does !
So, this tsuba is very precious one.

Family crests and algae are expressed in small openwork and the Shinchu -Gankin and Hira-Zogan inlay methods with brass.
The rim part is outlined in the Maru-Mimi shape.
The Kozuka-Bitsu and Kogai-Bitsu Holes are covered with brass plates (=Fukurin).
The surfaces are polished well (=Migaki-Ji).
It is slightly rusty, though, the color of this tsuba is very tasteful as it is forged very well.
The Zogan inlay is not peeled off.
Really precious Tsuba !

Price
Sold, thank you !
TU-10833 [ Family Crests & Algae ] by Koike Yoshiro, NBTHK Certificate
Shinchu (Brass) Inlay
Yoshiro Tsuba
Family Crest expressed in brass inlay
Family crest and Algae
Family Crests and Algae
In Wooden Box
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai, Hozon Tosogu Kanteisho
About Craftsman
Koike Yoshiro (The Momoyama period)

The founder of the Yoshiro-Shiki Shinchu-Zogan Style Tsuba.
His given name is Yoshiro.
Was ordained as Izumi no Kami rank.
Descended from the Heianjo-Shiki Shinchu-Zogan Tsuba style craftsmen.
Produced more elaborate and exquisite sword guards than Heianjo style that is especially called "Yoshiro style" or "Yoshiro Zogan".
Lived in Kyoto, or , come from Kyoto and lived in Kaga.
Superb craftsman.

Features
Tetsu-Ji This tsuba is made from iron.
The color is very tasteful as it is forged very well.
Migaki-Ji The surfaces are polished well.
Maru-gata Its shape is round.
Nikubori The motifs are expressed in the Kebori carving method.
Zogan The motifs are also expressed in the Shinchu-Gankin and Hira-Zogan inlay methods with brass (alloy of copper and zinc).
Sukashi The family crests are expressed in small openwork.
Fukurin The Kozuka-Bitsu and Kougai-Bitsu Holes are covered with brass plates.

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