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[ 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
Reference Number TU-10978
Title [ Owari Tsuba ] Japanese Oak Leaves, with NBTHK Kanteisho 
Time At the early part of the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Inscription No Inscription
L x W x H 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm
Nakago Hole 2.8 x 0.8 cm
Weight 110 g
Material iron
Box Wooden Box
Certificate Yes, Issued by NBTHK 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.

Price USD 699
Tetsu-Ji This tsuba is made from well tempered iron plate.
Maru-gata Its shape is round.
Nikubori Japanese oak leaves are expressed in carving.
Sukashi Japanese oak leaves are also expressed in openwork.
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