Q156. Excellent Choshu Tomohisa Tsuba
Q156. Iron sukashi tsuba signed Choshu Hagi no Ju Sakunoshin Tomohisa. 7 x 7.2 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .75 x 2.5 cm. This is intricately carved in flowers and leaves, the ryo-hitsu are plugged with gold caps, and the seme-gane at the top & bottom of the nakago hitsu are of silver rather than the usual copper (sets off the blue black iron of good Choshu tsuba nicely). Tomohisa was no slouch; his work is found in Nihonto Koza and The Boston Museum book, among others. This is a very nice tsuba in excellent condition. $425.