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#1 Alex A

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:48 PM

Next up, an excellent tsuba by one of the Hizen line, mid Edo.

 

Signed Hirado-Ju Kunishige, with Kao.

 

In copper, measures 7.6 x 7.1 x 0.5cm.

 

Comes with its own box.

 

This one came by way of Nick at Nihonto art, think its still in his archive. (worth a look as pics likely a lot better than mine)

 

Worth a look online for info about the Hizen line, was a decent amount of info available when I bought it some time ago.

 

Very well done dragon, lots of great detail, subtle decoration to the surface.

 

Hope my pics show the detail, done best I can, I think the scales on the dragon stand out, so lifelike.

 

A few small marks and scratches.

 

Should it sell, sure the next owner will be very happy.

 

SOLD

 

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

Wow that carving is mindblowing Alex! Look at the small thorns at the shed  :thumbsup:

You should hold not sell it.  :Drool:


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#3 Alex A

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:43 PM

Thanks Chris, from memory, read dragons were a popular theme for them, so I suppose they got lots of practice :)

 

Dont want sell either, but not being a millionaire means I have to move on stuff from time to time. Usually for more goodies, but this time the house.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:42 PM

Dragons? copper?
Whats not to like?
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#5 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 02:37 AM

Same here. Nicest dragon I've seen in a long time. Love the smooth continuation from omote to ura.


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#6 Alex A

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 06:13 AM

Thanks gents. As always, open to serious enquiries and il see what can be done on price, with both of my tsuba in the sales section.

 

Stephen, I thought this one would be right up your street :)

 

Ken, id always wanted a dragon horimono on a blade, which I now have. At the time though, this filled the gap as the carving is done so well.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:37 AM

I'm usually not a fan of dragons but yours is truly stunning.

 

Note: the pictures on nihontoart.com are visible here.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 01:07 PM

Thats really nice Alex. Similar design to an iron tetsugendo tsuba I have but your dragons details are absolutely beautiful. If only I could afford this one.

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#9 Alex A

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:04 PM

Sold.
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Posted 23 October 2019 - 10:21 PM

Congrats to the new owner! That Tsuba and the wave Tsuba made me drool and cry that I didn’t have the money! :)
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#11 Alex A

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:25 AM

Hi Jean-Pierre, this hobby has a way of making most of us feel the same, most of the time  ;-)

 

The wave tsuba is still up for grabs, and open to reasonable offers,

 

Cheers


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#12 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:25 AM

Thanks, JP. Wife & I are now enjoying it! But no drooling allowed.


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