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An iron tsuba modeled as a pine tree, finely engraved. Signed "Bushu ju Masatsune" - active in the late 18th century in the province Yashu - Goto school.
Size: 7,7 cm

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A marvelous bronze vase with a raised design of three koi (carps) swimming near the water surface. Eyes highlighted with gold and shakudo. Signed "Shiho". The vase was ordered by the famous watch and jewelry / fine arts shop "K. Hattori & Co" (labeled tomobako), known for selling the most exquisite items. In 1892, Mr Hattori started producing watches under the name Seikosha (the worldwide known Seiko watches). Taisho-period, ca 1917-1920.
Size: H 25 cm

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An iron sukashi tsuba depicting a hare on foamy waves. Signed "Choshu Hagi ju Shigetsune saku" - ca 1800 - 1820.
This design evolved from the story called "Inaba no Shirosagi" where a white rabbit is misleading sharks and other sea animals, making it possible to hop on their backs and as such enabling him to cross the sea from Oki Island to Kita in Inaba.This story is also referenced in the Noh play "Chikubujima".

Size: 7,6 cm

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A bronze shishi teaburi (a type of hibachi brazier for warming hands) with open mouth and ajour work. Signed: Kozan, 19th century.
Size: H 20 cm

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An ito-sukashi iron tsuba delicately pierced with a crab among reed. Edo-period, late 18th- early 19th century. Unsigned.
Ex-Gilbertson collection (recorded with a photograph).
Size: 7,1 cm