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#61 Guido Schiller

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:10 AM

Not my most prized tsuba, but seeing that fine iron doesn't get much attention in this thread ;-) : a signed Yoshioka Inaba no Suke 吉岡因幡介 tsuba with tessen 鉄線 (clematis) motive that crosses over the rim which also is completely covered in nanako.

 

This tsuba is particularly rare in that it is done in shibuichi nanako; almost all other works of the Inaba line were done in shakudō.

 

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#62 Gordon Sanders

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:02 AM

Sounds great

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Not at hand but I can do you a scan this weekend.  I can post it here or message it to you if you like.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:22 AM

Hello,

 

Very nice & informative thread.

Here is a simple/plain fuchi-kashira that I am quite fond of:

Shakudô nanako with kikusui design, late Edo.

 

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:37 PM

 

 

Here is a simple/plain fuchi-kashira that I am quite fond of:

 

Yes, me too.. very nice indeed; I like them a lot.. well done.

 

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#65 Greg F

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

What a great thread with beautiful fittings!

Guido that iron tsuba covered in nanako is terrific.

Thanks for sharing guys.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:47 PM

Kuro-urushi Kuri-tsubu nuri Saya, Uchigatana (Handachi) Koshirae 

with Tatsuta-gawa (Kyoto) autumn Landscape design Issaku Tachi fittings made by Sasayama Okutoki (Otsuki school)
Order by Nakai Mitsushige in the end of Edo/Bakumatsu period.
(18th Tokubetsu-Juyo Toso)

Nakai family is a famous merchant in Oumi (Shiga) province since early Edo period.
Mistushige (Bamukatsu - Meiji period) made/ordered many highest class fittings and Koshirae(s).
He was the person who ordered the faous "Shoju Raiko no zu, Daisho kanagu" made by Goto Ichijo (Juyo Bunkazai).

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

:Drool:  :clap:


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:25 PM

It gets better and better, please don"t stop.


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#69 Gordon Sanders

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

can anyone read the mei on the blades (sorry forgot what they were called) that I have above?  the one with a DRAGON ;-)


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:42 PM

GS this one?

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:25 PM

Buy in november, have to paper it as soon as possible.

Mumei edo period Shakudo migaki-ji takaboni iroezogan / budo-ris / Nara group

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:42 PM

I hope these qualify.

 

you can zoom in quite large with the document I attached them to.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:34 AM

My best:

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:03 AM

I always liked that kozuka, and still remember when you bought it (with a little nudging from me ;-) ).

I remember that well. In fact more than a nudge, you negotiated a price that was hard to refuse. And a guarantee that it would paper as well!!! Many thanks for that.

Attached is the scan from the KTK 6 th catalogue for Gordon. I fear this post might be clogging up the thread. It might be a good idea to attached the scan with the kozuka pictures above and delete this post to keep things tidy.

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#75 Gordon Sanders

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:02 AM

Yes. I just noticed that there was a signature

GS this one?
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:35 PM

A set of Fuchi Kashira and Menuki, the Fuchigashira with signature "Kikuoka Mitsutomo Motte Enjyo Zu Horu no"

 

Fuchigashira with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper

 

Kikuoka Mitsutomo was born 1776 and passed away 1813.

He was the son of Kikuoka Mitsuyuki.

 

Fuchi Kashira

 On the shakudo nanako plate, Shimenawa and plant are engraved,
 Fuchi Length : 3.91 cm x 2.47 cm x 1.39 cm
 (1.53 inches x 0.97 inches x 0.54 inches)
 
Kashira Length : 3.41 cm x 2.06 cm x 1.06 cm
 (1.34 inches x 0.81 inches x 0.41 inches)
 On the shakudo nanako plate, Bonsai and Japanese brush are engraved with gold color.
 —————–
 
Menuki :
 
Length 1 : 4.08 cm x 1.53 cm (1.60 inches x 0.60 inches)

Length 2 : 4.20 cm x 1.49 cm (1.65 inches x 0.58 inches)

On the shakudo nanako plate, flowers are engraved in the Bonsai bowl.

 

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#77 Alan F

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:49 AM

One more for kantei since you don't see it every day.

 

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Just a stupid guess: Ishiguro, Masatsune

 

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#78 Gordon Sanders

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 12:29 PM

I am quite fond of this Kozuka 

 

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#79 Ed

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:44 PM

The kozuka belonging to Gordon above appears to be ex Wilson collection that was published in one of the KTK catalogues

 

It is very close but not the same kozuka.  Gordon's appears to be the the return trip, as the Ferry is traveling the opposite direction.

 

 

The one you are thinking of:

 

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#80 Ian

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:29 PM

You may like these

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#81 Ed

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:55 PM

A couple of decent kozuka:

 

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#82 Kurikata

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:37 PM

My favorite currently due to 2016 Monkey year....

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#83 Pete Klein

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:48 PM

If you haven't seen the Bonn thread here's a link to some exquisite items: http://www.militaria...16/#entry192417
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#84 Tanto54

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

Heavy Takabori Kozuka with deep purple black Shakudo.  For an interesting translation exercise, I've included the signature...  Picture of identical Kozuka from the Fukui Book.

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:15 PM

Man, where is all the steel?  Time to right the ship a bit.

 

A pair of nidai Yamakichibei tsuba:

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:59 PM

Ok Steve, Here are a few.  Doubt these need descriptions.

 

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:40 AM

Ahhh... Thanks, Ed.  Some great pieces there. 


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:00 PM

Nice tsuba Steve! Look at that iron, and patina. :thumbsup:


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#89 Darcy

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 02:30 PM

Not my most prized tsuba, but seeing that fine iron doesn't get much attention in this thread ;-) : a signed Yoshioka Inaba no Suke 吉岡因幡介 tsuba with tessen 鉄線 (clematis) motive that crosses over the rim which also is completely covered in nanako.

 

This tsuba is particularly rare in that it is done in shibuichi nanako; almost all other works of the Inaba line were done in shakudō.

 

 

 

I confess I am an addict, and purveyor of bling. The classy tuxedo is lost on me (problem being me, to be clear). 


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:24 AM

Really thought I had better pics of this - Ko-Goto kozuka and menuki

 

Few things I own would be considered high quality - the shakudo here is much richer in person. I think there are more photos on my website in the galleries but I can see I need to get some professional shots of my little beauties...

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