T406. Signed Jakushi Tsuba with Hako-gaki
T406. A signed Jakushi tsuba, iron with gold nunome. 6 x 6.5 x .45 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.3 cm. The tsuba artist Jakushi studied Chinese painting and incorporated that art into his work; he was fond of dragons. This tsuba, in excelent condition, comes in a custom fitted box with hako-gaki by Kawaguchi Noboru, the author of Tsuba Taikan (see B667) and other books on the subject. It reads, “Nagasaki Jakushi. Tetsu unryu tsuba. Tetsu-ji maru gata kaku mimi unryu nikubori kin nunome zogan. Mei: Jakushi. Showa san ju shichi nen shichi gatsu (July of 1962), Kawaguchi Noboru, with a seal” Quite nice; I think you’ll be pleased. $500.