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Krystian last won the day on September 26 2018

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  1. Thank you for the translation. It is a shame that hakogaki is not for the items inside. I will share more photos of the set soon. It is very nice.
  2. Hello, Could you help me with reading of this hakogaki? Thank you. Krystian
  3. Hello, For sale kozuka made of hiiro-doo, it is rarely used alloy of very pure copper. Its literal meaning is "scarlet copper", also know as shudoo. Produced only from a second half of Edo period untill Meiji period. It was made by specialised shops in a time consuming way. That is why it was rather expensive. (Alloy description from "Tosogu Classroom" vol. 1, by Fukushi Shigeo, translated by Markus Sesko) Nanako ground, carved in takabori and decorated with shakudo inlay and gilded elements. According to certification theme of the kozuka is shrimp from Ise bay, which english name is spiny Japanese lobster. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/伊勢海老 Kozuka is signed "Masayoshi" with Kao. Based on the material used we know that it was made in second half of Edo period, however I do not know which "Masayoshi" made this piece. When I got this kozuka it was in very poor condition. That is why it has been cleaned and some conservation work has been done. Pictures of the kozuka before repairs is attached. Size: 98 mm x 15 mm x 5 mm Price: 800 More photos here: https://soryu.pl/collections/kozuka-and-kogatana/products/hiiro-doo-kozuka-signed-masayoshi-with-nbthk-hozon-tosogu
  4. Hello, Iron tsuba decorated with Chinese man and child for sale. Usually waterfall and pair of man and child looking at it would be a depiction of Ri Haku (Li Bai), who was a Chinese poet. However on this tsuba he is not looking at the waterfall but up high in to the mountains, possibly looking for the moon visible on the other side of the tsuba. And Li Bai famous poem is about waterfall in the sun: "Sunlight illuminates Incense Burner Peak, kindling violet smoke; from afar, a waterfall hangs before the river. Water flies straight down three thousand feet— Has the silver stream of our galaxy plunged from highest heaven?" So it might be someone else than Ri Haku or it is Ri Haku and artist wanted to play a bit with the theme. When we see a man looking at the moon first thing that comes to mind is Kaneie tsuba with a man so focused on his work that he missed the sunset and in response to that a series of Yasuchika tsuba with a man who missed the sunset but than got mesmerised by the beauty of the night. I do not know who is shown on this tsuba but If we assume that it is Li Bai than this piece can be open to so many different interpretations. Made of iron with silver, shakudo, gold and copper inlay. Made in late edo period. Size: 74 mm x 69 mm x 4,5 mm Price: 600$ More photos here: https://soryu.pl/collections/tsuba/products/late-edo-iron-tsuba-decorated-with-chinese-man-and-child
  5. Hello, Kogai with NBTHk Hozon Tosogu for sale. Made of suaka and polished. Decorated with gilded elements and inlaid metal. I am sorry but I am not sure what metal was inlaid. The colour is right between shakudo, shibuichi and might even be yamagane. On kogai Gama Sennin with his three leg toad under a pine tree. Length: 21,5 cm Price: 540$ Moro photos here: https://soryu.pl/collections/kozuka-and-kogatana/products/kyo-kanagushi-kogai-decorated-with-gama-sennin-nbthk-hozon-tosogu
  6. Hello, Here is a result of a New Year closet cleaning. Around 30 items goes to ebay auction from 1 USD. Hope you will be able to find something nice there. https://www.ebay.com/sch/soryu_antiques/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1 Regards, Krystian
  7. Hello, Good quality saya for katana with antique kurikata. This saya is modern made, I do not think it is older than 50 years. Very beautiful black lacquer work, there are however some scratches and other signs of wear. Edo period shakudo nanako kurikata decorated with autumn flowers. On kurikata a three piece gilded shitodome. Saya comes with wooden tsunagi but it was not made for it. Therefore it is not a perfect fit. Please take it under consideration when looking at dimensions. Sori of tsunagi is different than internal sori of saya. Habaki was adjusted so it fits perfectly. Saya size: Length: 73 cm Koiguchi: 40 mm x 22 mm Sori: 22 mm Tsunagi: Nagasa: 65 cm Habaki: 31 mm x 12 mm x 21 mm Sori: 22 mm Price: 320$ Moro photos here: https://soryu.pl/collections/saya/products/high-quality-saya-for-katana-with-antique-kurikata Regards, Krystian
  8. No. 5 is reserved. Number one is discounted to 130$
  9. Hello, For sale tsuka decorated with tiger under bamboo and crab on leafs. Fuchikashira is signed "Masayuki". It is made of shakudo or shibuichi. I am sorry but I am not sure which one. Depending on the light It has a slight green colour that would point to shibuichi or a bit of chocolate brown that we would see on shakudo. Either way it is decorated with gold iroe and solid gold and silver inlay. Menuki made of shakudo with gold iroe. Tsukamaki is a bit loose. A lot of samegawa is missing. Size: Length: 16 cn Fuchi: 38 mm x 22 mm Fuchi hole: 26 mm x 7 mm Nakago hole: 8,6 cm From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi hole: 19 mm Price: 400$ Moro photos here: https://soryu.pl/collections/tsuka/products/tsuka-with-tiger-and-bamboo-fuchikashira-signed-masayuki Regards, Krystian
  10. Hello, Here are few tsuba for sale. Please let me know If you would like some additional photos or information. Prices and dimensions on the first photo. Regards, Krystian
  11. Can you share some additional close up photos of the shishi? It could be helpful for attribution.
  12. Here are few photos of tsuka I just got with the wolf and moon fittings.
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