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Gin-Migaki-Ji Maru-Gata Katakiribori Iroe Tsuba

Reference Number
[ Three Deities of Good Fortune ]
Around 1790 (During the Edo period)
" Yasuchika "
L x W x H
7.0 x 6.0 x 0.3 cm
Nakago Hole
2.9 x 0.7 cm
99 g
Wooden Box
Kanteisho issued by Nihon Tosogu Bijutsukan

The attached certificate issued by Nihon Tosogu Bijutsukan proves that this tsuba was made by the 4th Tsuchiya Yasuchika.
The Tsuchiya in Edo area is very famous school. The 4th head is well-known as skillful craftsman.
So, this is precious sword guard from the aspect of Japanese art history.
The Three Deities (Fukurokuju, Jurojin and Daikokuten) are expressed humorously on silver ground metal with Katakiribori and Iroe methods.

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Jurojin God
Fukurokuju Deity and Jurojin Deity
Daikokuten God
Daikokuten Deity
Made by the 4th head Yasuchika
In Special Wooden Box
Deities of Good Fortune
with Certificate
Certificate issued by Nihon Tosogu Bijutsukan
About Craftsman
The 4th head Tsuchiya Yasuchika (Lived around 1790)

He is the fourth head of the Tsuchiya family.
The Tsuchiyas are very famous tsuba maker family in Edo area (=Now Tokyo).
The Tsuchiya family has succeeded seven generations during the Edo period.
Every head called himself Yasuchika.
The fourth head Yasuchika is known as skillful craftsman.

Gin This tsuba is made of silver (argentine, Ag).
Migaki-Ji The surfaces are polished well.
Maru-Gata Its shape is round.
Katagiribori The Three Deities of Good Fortune are expressed by chisel with the Katakiribori method.
Katakiribori is carving technique that looks like Japanese brush painting.
Iroe Iroe is very advanced inlay technique. Gold or Silver or brass is burned and sticked to a ground.
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