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Kyō-sukashi Tsuba with water plantain and wild goose, NBTHK Hozon Tōsogu

Mumei, Edo Period, 17th Century

Iron, 8.1 x 7.9 x 0.5 cm

NBTHK Hozon Tōsogu

 

Specifications: Tatemarugata, tetsu-ji, ji-sukashi, kebori, kaku-mimi ko-niku

 

The pierced design shows an omodaka plant among canes and a wild goose flying.

Sagittaria water plantain (omodaka) first appeared as a design for tsuba in the Heian period. From such early beginnings, this decorative plant has shared a long history with the samurai. Also known as “shogun’s grass” (shogunso), it was held in high esteem as a symbol of victory.

The tsuba comes with a Hozon Tōsogu certificate (fitting worth of preservation) issued by Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai.

Price band: within 5,000€

INVENTORY NUMBER: tsu-1631

Tsuba on sale. Price on application

 

Inventory Nr: 1631

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