C285. Iron Tempo Tsuba with Kaze (wind) Theme
C285. Tempo tsuba. 7.8 x 8.1 x .3 cm at the slightly raised rim (thin plate). The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. The Tempo group of tsuba-shi worked with hot stamps on iron; this stamp is Kaze, wind in Japanese. The consignor of this one, who is quite knowledgeable, places it in early Edo; that works for me. Condition is excellent. $195.