AN IRON TSUBA DEPICTING A MOONLIT FOREST AN IRON TSUBA DEPICTING A MOONLIT FORES…
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AN IRON TSUBA DEPICTING A MOONLIT FOREST

AN IRON TSUBA DEPICTING A MOONLIT FOREST Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Of mokkogata shape, with two kozuka hitsu-ana, worked in high and low relief highlighted in gold and silver nunome-zogan depicting a full moon rising over tall, craggy pine trees and a single gourd vine on the reverse in fine gold takazogan. HEIGHT 8.8 cm, LENGTH 8.1 cm WEIGHT 135.7 g Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and slight rubbing to the nunome-zogan. Museum comparison: Compare a related iron tsuba depicting a crane flying over water as the sun rises, worked in nunome-zogan, unsigned, dated mid to late 18th century, in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, accession number 06.201.

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AN IRON TSUBA DEPICTING A MOONLIT FOREST

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