A FINE IRON TSUBA WITH MOON RABBITS ON A RIVERBANK, WITH NBTHK CERTIFICATE A FIN…
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A FINE IRON TSUBA WITH MOON RABBITS ON A RIVERBANK, WITH NBTHK CERTIFICATE

A FINE IRON TSUBA WITH MOON RABBITS ON A RIVERBANK, WITH NBTHK CERTIFICATE Unsigned Japan, 18th-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Of rectangular shape with rounded corners and a raised rim, kogai hitsu-ana, udunki-ana, worked in katakiribori with gold hirazogan, depicting three lunar hares grazing on a riverbank with susuki (plume grasses) beneath a full moon on a cloudy night sky. HEIGHT 8.6 cm, LENGTH 7.5 cm WEIGHT 152.2 g Condition: Very good condition with only minor wear. Provenance: Lempertz Cologne, 6 December 1973, lot 1906. Private collection in southern Germany, acquired from the above. A copy of an old collector’s note with a black-and-white photo of the tsuba accompanies this lot. With a NBTHK Kicho (‘Precious’) certificate issued on 21 May, Showa 56 (1981), and a fitted wood tomobako storage box.

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A FINE IRON TSUBA WITH MOON RABBITS ON A RIVERBANK, WITH NBTHK CERTIFICATE

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