C206. Yamagane or Bronze Ko Kinko Sukashi Tsuba
C206. Sukashi tsuba of yamagane or bronze. 6.8 x 6.9 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. This is obviously Ko Kinko and according to the consignor who owns it, made in Muromachi period. The tsuba has a nice, organic sense; the sukashi is off here and there just a bit, enough to be interesting and not enough to be bothersome. This comes in a fitted box with a pillow. $225.