Late Edo period Japanese sword fitting tsuba with high relief gold inlay decorations - Edo period tsubako
Late Edo period Japanese bronze mokko gata (4 lobes) tsuba with high relief gold inlay decorations. The obverse side features a pagoda with a pine tree on background. A river stream with a representation of a water mill wheel and a bridge are skillfully represented. It has a kogai hitsu ana, but no kozuka hitsu ana. The small size of nakago ana denotes that this tsuba was made for a short sword. The surface of tsuba is nanako (fish roe). Provenance: Dr. Mircea Veleanu's collection, the author of the collectors' textbook: "Antique swords and daggers". Email correspondence to us could be written in French, Spanish, Russian, Romanian and Italian. We accept credit cards and personal checks as echecks through Paypal. as well as bank wire transfer. Prompt shipment throgh insured priority mail, or registered mail for the international customers. We guarantee the item as represented for life. In case of return after 60 days, Paypal fees are not refundable by Paypal and the refund for the item is available as a credit for the purchase of an equally priced item, or higher. Shipping and insurance fees are not refundable. Additional digital photos available on request to the interested buyer.