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