T274. Iron Tsuba by Futagoyama Norisuke
T274. Iron tsuba signed Futagoyama Norisuke. 6.5 x 7 x .45 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. Chrysanthemums, lots of them, cover the plate, with gold and silver highlights. The collector who sold this to me said it is the nidai, 2nd generation, Norisuke. He knows more than I so I won’t argue. There are a few spots of weak patina on the seppa-dai, which should heal themselves with time. Otherwise condition is excellent. Norisuke is known for the many copies with forged signatures he made; this is one of his own. $550.