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A Bushu Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Clematis Motif, Signed Bushu Ju Masayoshi

A Bushu Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Clematis Motif, Signed Bushu Ju Masayoshi


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An intricately carved Bushu (Musashi province) iron tsuba. Sukashi (openwork) decoration of flowering clematis. Signed Bushu Ju Masayoshi. Edo Period. Good condition with a thin, dark gray patina. A shakudo plug in the kogai-ana. The seppa-ana appears to have later been enlarged a bit, no doubt to fit to a particular blade (this is not unusual). Wear in the seppa-dai is not unexpected. Height 2 13/16 inches (71 mm), Width 2 11/16 inches (69 mm), and 5/32 of an inch thick (nearly 4 mm).