Hawk and pine tsuba
Dimensions

61 x 52 x 6.3 mm

Weight

75 grams

Materials

Brass and gold

Origin

Japan

Dating

Circa 1900

Provenance

A European private collection

Price €250, -

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Description

A charming tsuba for a tanto. Made of a yellowish copper alloy, it that depicts a hawk on a pine tree, preying over smaller birds. Some details like its beak, claws and the birds are highlighted with gold.

The work is signed 正允, "Masayoshi", a maker I have not been able to find in the standard reference books.

This is a classic design from around the Meiji period (1868-1912) that was made by several makers at the time.

 

 

Hawk and pine tsuba
Hawk and pine tsuba
Hawk and pine tsuba
Hawk and pine tsuba
Hawk and pine tsuba

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