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Daisho Iron Tsuba with Kao, Nunome Zogan Decoration Rice and Insects

Daisho Iron Tsuba with Kao, Nunome Zogan Decoration Rice and Insects


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1342073
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A daisho pair of iron tsuba. Each signed with kakihan (or kao) cosistent with that for Kiyonori (208, 清則) as listed in Joly's 'Shosankenshu'. The disc forms with wells around the fully formed seppa-dai suggest kagami-shi (mirror makers) influence. Nunome zogan (literally "textile inlay") of rice plants and insects. Good condition, with some rubbing to the patina mostly of the smaller, wakizashi tsuba. Larger (katana) tsuba 2 7/8 inches high (7.3 cm), 2 3/4 inches wide (7 cm), thickness about 5/32 inches (4 mm). Smaller (wakizashi) tsuba 2 3/4 inches high (7 cm), 2 5/8 inches wide (.36 cm), thickness also 5/32 inches (3.6 mm).