An iron tsuba with gold birds and bamboo with a signature.
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An iron tsuba with birds and bamboo in gold for katana with a signature.
Technics : Openwork negatif (kagesukashi) and relief inlay (takanikubori zogan ) birds, bamboos in gold and the moon in silver.
signature : It has been damaged and this does not identify a craftsman.
Representation : This tsuba is a group of flying golden birds, there are also bamboos. On the back, we can see a moon in the clouds.There is a negative openwork in the tsuba can be on the front of the tsuba, we could see a "beak" like a bird of prey. But this is only speculation .The flying birds and the full moon (which is symbol of autumn), this may be allegory this season.
This tsuba will be sold with a magnolia box.
|era||edo period 1603-1867|