T532. Iron Mokume Tsuba Attributed to Futogoyama


T532. Mokume iron tsuba. 6.6 x 7.1 x .5 cm at the raised rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2 cm. A former owner has given this one to Futogoyama; he knows more than I do so I’ll go with that. Futogoyama Norisuke worked in late Edo period, making many copies of famous work and also producing his own. Fine carving, excellent mokume, great condition, and, of course, evidence of folding on the rim. Was $675, now $575.