Q112. Very Fine Kinko Tsuba
Q112. Spectacular kinko tsuba with battle in the sky. 6.9 x 7.2 x .35 cm on the plate. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.7 cm. This tsuba comes with a laminated appraisal sheet from Aoi-Art that says, “Shakudo nanako, unsigned, late Edo Period. On the round shaped heavy shakudo tsuba, on the front a demon took a treasure and on the back a Samurai took back this treasure from the demon. I think this story comes from China. The expression on the faces are very nice.”
My pictures should tell you the rest of what you need to know. This comes in a fitted box with pillow and condition is pristine, perfect. $995.