Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.