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Tsuba by Kanshiro Nishigaki
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 ,
Goto Hokkyo Ichijo. 7.3cm
Fruit tree and bird tsuba Signed Naoyoshi with kao
Longevity Rats Tsuba
kinko Shakudo wave tsuba £770
Sakudo and Gold Dragon in clouds tsuba
What I think may be a
Ishiguro Lilly tsuba?
Copper Horse Tsuba
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.
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
Small Goto shakudo dragon tsuba
Black dragon tsuba in shakudo with gold eyes and gold ad silver sea spray
Shakudo dragon in waves tsuba £550
Nanakoji Tsuba with gold mimi £750