Q107. Signed & Papered Iron Tsuba with Extensive Inlay
Q107. Iron tsuba signed Komeisai Sanetake and Kao. 7.2 x 7.6 x .37 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. A tiger lurks at the bottom of this tsuba, under bamboo. His eyes are gold and his stripes are copper. This comes with a Hozon paper from the NBTHK in Tokyo, dated 2014 and confirming the signature. It says also, “iron, polished finish, sukidashi-takabori relief.” Excellent condition. $450.