TSUBAS

 

FINE AKITA SHOAMI TSUBA
C.1750

Good quality iron with beautiful even brown patina.  This katana
tsuba is:
3 1/16" h x 2 7/8" w x 1/8" t
It is deeply carved iron and very
excellent inlay of added shakudo
leaves and gold and silver details.
The subject includes a squirrel
and grapevine with fruit.  This is 
a masterpiece of the school.

See Haynes catalog 9, #124 & #126 
      for simular examples.

Price:  $675.00 US