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Fine pierced nanban tsuba
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Sawasa smallsword pommel
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
Mother of pearl inlaid katana kake
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Japanese port city, the designated area of trade with Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries
Yagami school nanban tsuba
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Three wise monkeys tsuba
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Winged dragon tsuba
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Signed nanban style ship tsuba
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Peony karakusa tsuba
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Sawasa style iron guard
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Japanese tsuba in Canton style
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Nanban kogai & kozuka set (futakoromono)
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
A term used for colonial Asian metalwork in black and gold.