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#1 kissakai

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

Hi

I'm having a bit of trouble with this one

When talking about Cloisonné work you think of Hirata but with work of this type lower standard where do you look?

​I checked the 10 Haynes catalogues (a good reference for the more 'ordinary' tsuba) but without success

​A trawl on the internet revealed nothing either

I just can't find anything like this one

​If it hadn't been for the inlay I'd have said country work but this may be a wrong assumption

The side cut outs don't tell me anything and I could have done the dots better

​77 x 77 x 4.1mm

Any ideas are very welcome

 

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#2 Geraint

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:19 PM

Hi Grev,

 

Grey has this one, http://www.japaneses...uba/h222-shippo

 

As yours look as though it may be tachikanagushi it might fit with very early enamel which I believe is called doro shippo, need to check that.  As far as I can recall early enamels were muddy and not translucent.  Later ones were much finer and Hirata work uses these.  

 

Have fun with this one.

 

All the best.


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#3 kissakai

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:15 PM

Nice call Geraint

In the link there are quite a few bubbles where there are non in mine

The style looks similar (rustic) and I can now do another search with the info supplied


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#4 kissakai

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:46 PM

Doro-shippo

An opaque shippo (cloisonné enamel) work produced using muddy enamel glaze, which results in a unique texture different from glass enamel glaze. Brass wires which are suitable for classic muddy glaze are used for contours of shapes and colours

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#5 MauroP

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:51 PM

Hi Grev,

try researching Nagasaki or Nagasaki shippō (長崎七宝).

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#6 Bazza

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:25 AM

This seems a good place to put my own example of a Cloisonne tsuba - I saw it recently on an interstate trip and have no idea at all where it "fits".  I noted the "muddled" and blotchy colours, but again I know nothing at all about these.  I have seen very high quality later EDo Shippo work and it is indeed a joy to behold, but this tsuba ...  Any opinions gratefully received.

 

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BaZZa.

 

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