Kinko Tsuba

Exceptional Swords and fittings

Passionate for quality, dedicated to the preservation of fine, exceptional Japanese swords and fittings whilst safeguarding these treasures for future generations.

Tsuba by Kanshiro Nishigaki

£1550

Goto Ichijo tsuba, from a design by Kano Tan'yu, dated 1856 Of oval form, carved in shishiaibori (sunken relief) with Hotei seated beneath an overhanging cliff, beside a rushing stream, the reverse with a broom and rolled makimono; inscribed and dated Sonkun no motome ni ojite Tan'yu hitsu (Painted by Tan'yu to the commission of a respected client), Ansei san tatsu uzuki Goto Hokkyo Ichijo with kao in the fourth month of the third, Dragon, year of Ansei [1856],

Goto Hokkyo Ichijo. 7.3cm

HOLD

Fruit tree and bird tsuba Signed Naoyoshi with kao

£800

Longevity Rats Tsuba

£550

kinko Shakudo wave tsuba £770

 

Sakudo and Gold Dragon in clouds tsuba

Reference only

What I think may be a

Ishiguro Lilly tsuba?

£1000

Crane Tsuba

HOLD

Copper Horse Tsuba

Somin

£1250

Hoho bird tsuba

Shakudo. Gold and copper.

the phoenix is identified as the Ho-ho (alternatively, ho-o) bird. As is common in east Asia, it is a sunbird … the sun is often represented in the art form of a bird. The ho-ho bird is a messenger of goodwill and sits on top of the torii.

£950

Nara school Shakudo and Shibuichi Hotei and his sack with Gold inlays by Toshinaga £800

Goto Ho bird and kiri

with a dragon rim tsuba

£750

Small Goto shakudo dragon tsuba

£850

Black dragon tsuba in shakudo with gold eyes and gold ad silver sea spray

Researching.

Mino Tsuba

£700

Shakudo dragon in waves tsuba £550

Nanakoji Tsuba with gold mimi £750

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.

 

Average items will always be average, but exceptional will always be desired and cherished. It's all about the nanako :)