Twenty various Tsuba, 18th to 19th century
thirteen soft metal tsuba, comprising two Hamano school examples, the First of shakudo carved in relief with the Chinese poet Rihaku and two attendants by a waterfall, signed Seijuken Hamano Haruyoshi and kao, the Second of sentoku, large rounded square with Shoki and karako in iroe takazogan, signed Naoyuki; a shakudo mikagiji tsuba of mokko form with shakudo fukurin, finely inlaid with rinzu in gold nunome and four kiku mon in gold takazogan; a Mito school tsuba, of shakudo, carved and inlaid in silver and gold takazogan with a eagle perched on a snow covered pine, signed Ryukeisai Moritoki; three Mino-Goto tsuba with iroe takazogan on a shakudo nanako ground, the First of mokko form with insects among autumn plants, the Second oval, with dragon and bamboo, signed Goto Kanjo with kao, the Third inlaid with shishi and peonies in gold and silver takazogan; three Nara school Tsuba variously carved and inlaid, the First of irregular oval form in copper, with a flock of chidori above breaking waves, signed Omori Hidetomo with kao, the Second of sentoku, with Shoki and oni, signed Hiroyuki, the Third rounded square of shakudo, carved with Kanzan and Jittoku, signed Tsuneshige; two tanto tsuba of shibuichi, the First inlaid iroe takazogan with plants, the Second carved in katakiribori with a chicken and a chick on both sides, signed Tsunekatsu and kao; a Kofu school brass tsuba, carved in marubori with an hawk chasing two birds in flight, signed Kofu ju Toshishige; the seven remaining guards of Iron: three Shoami tsuba, the First in the Kinai style carved with twelve awabi shells, the mimi with keyfret in gold nunome, the Second with a carp among waves, the Third inlaid with kiri and pine needles in gold hirazogan, the two last with shakudo fukurin; a Kaga school Tsuba, circular with a dished plate, inlaid with two bell insects among grass in gold honzogan; a tsuba of mokko form with landscapes in shishiaibori within fan shaped panels and details inlaid in gold and copper, a large tsuba carved in the form of Futen, signed Seiju and kao, and a Jakushi type tsuba with dragon among clouds with details in gold nunome, incribed Jakushi
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5.1 to 9.5cm., 2 by 3 3/4 in.
The first tsuba from the G.H. Naunton collection, catalogue no.1544 illus. plate LII