C263. Higo Iron Tsuba, Hosokawa Mon
C263. Higo tsuba. 7.3 x 7.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. Cloud form at the bottom and Hosokawa (patron of the Higo kodogu-shi) Mon at the top, separated by typical for Higo large ryo-hitsu, on a fine iron plate that is thicker at the seppa dai than at the rim and with a wonderful, soft patina: quite nice. Condition is excellent. $350.