Item #: 10-3642F -- Wonderful Late Edo Period Japanese High Quality Inlaid Iron Tsuba -- $750.00
An outstanding late Edo period, ca.1800, Japanese inlaid iron tsuba. The plate is inlaid with gold, silver, shakudo and iron on iron in the theme of Jo and Uba, the spirits of the pine tree -- a happy 100 year old couple with rake and broom. Additional surface carving is used sparingly to produce greater detail. This Hamano style work is unsigned and may have been a special order item in which the maker did not want to boast. The condition of this work is excellent with its original patina fully intact. 7.5cm. H.