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[ Owari Tsuba ] Japanese Oak Leaves, with NBTHK Kanteisho
At the early part of the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
No Inscription
L x W x H
7.5 x 7.5x 0.5 cm
Nakago Hole
2.8 x 0.8 cm
110 g
Tetsu (iron)
Wooden Box
Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai issued on Nov 18 of 1972

There is a certificate (Kanteisho) issued by Nohon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) on November 18 of 1972.
According to the Kanteisho, this tsuba is categorized as "Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba".
The best two of openworked tsuba are Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba and Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba.
Tsuba lovers covet to have Owari-Tsuba.
For this item, it is slightly rusty.
Although, the color of this tsuba is tasteful as it is forged very well.
Japanese oak leaves are expressed in openwork (Sukashi) and carving (Nikubori).
Both the Kozuka-Bitsu & Kogai-Bitsu Holes are filled in with Shakudo plates.
This is precious tsuba in good condition.

USD 999
[ Owari Sukashi Tsuba ] Japanese Oak Leaves with NBTHK Kanteisho
Japanese Oak Leaf
Japanese Oak Leaves (Kashiwa)
Forged very well
Made from wrought iron.
Iron Tsuba
In Wood Box
Proved Owari Tsuba by NBTHK
NBTHK Kanteisho
Tetsu-Ji - wrought iron plate This tsuba is made from well tempered iron plate.
Maru-Gata - round shape Its shape is round.
Nikubori - carving Japanese oak (Kashiwa) leaves are expressed in carving.
Sukashi - openwork Japanese oak leaves are also expressed in openwork.
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