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    Goto Seijo

    Goto Seijo Seijo, also known as Mitsutoyo, died in 1734. As a school founder, he made only a few tsuba. The other of the school, Seijo-Mitsuzane (died 1750), worked in relief and also made posts in the nunome style. He often used the water kite in his work and happy and beautiful flowers. During this time there was a demand for foreign designs, and this school proved to be many Tsuba in Canton and Namban style. Nidai and onwards used the same signature, 'Seijo'. The sixth Seijo, also known as Harumitsu, Sessai or Shiunchin, was known for its excellent compositions and details. The third to seventh generation worked in Edo, and lived in Shitaya and was known as Shitaya Goto.
  2. I need help with these tsuba. Can someone tell me what school it is and other information.
  3. Just what I understood great warning cheap paper weight... /Robert
  4. This Tsuba is up for auction. Want comments on this Tsuba. School, Signature, quality ...... //Robert
  5. Here is my Soten Tsuba Tsuba Soten: NBTHK Hozon //Robert
  6. Hello, Now I have managed to open my Teppo. It was very hard at first. No one has opened it in many years. I found a signature and hope someone can interpret it for me. I do not know if the pictures are upside down but I hope you see it. All information about this Teppon is gratefully received // Robert
  7. Hello, Now I have managed to open my Teppo. It was very hard at first. No one has opened it in many years. I found a signature and hope someone can interpret it for me. I do not know if the pictures are upside down but I hope you see it. All information about this Teppon is gratefully received // Robert
  8. HI Can anyone tell me about the Shonai school that made Tsuba. Where were they made in Japan and under what part of Edo. Was it a small school and was it part of a larger school. How popular is the school and - Where can I read about this school? // Robert
  9. Thank you all for the information. I have now received help from NBTHK Scandinavia which helps me totake apart theTeppo. I'll let you know if there is a signature. Thanks Anders! // Robert
  10. Thanks for all the information about the sword. I have one more question. To this sword comes a certificate for Koshirae or saya, can anyone look at what is written regarding the certificate. How should I read the certificate? There is a separate certificate for Tsuba // Robert
  11. Hello, Thank you for my thoughts on this teppo. I searched on google and found this on the Royal Armories Collection https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-1866.html (Matchlock carbine (teppo) (1801-1830) by Kunitomo Kubei. Place: Japan, Omi Province. How can i disassemble the barrel to see if there is any signature // Robert
  12. Hello I bought this Teppo many years ago and now I wonder when it may have been made. Do It differs from other rifles in manufacturing appearance etc .. // Robert
  13. Hello I need help translating NBTHK paper as should be from 1973, is the date correct? One is papper is on a saya and is it written in Kanji or Kanji/calligraphy? Have they rated the whole of Koshirae (拵 え) or just the Saya (鞘) The other is a 63 cm Katana that should be signed Masamitsu ( Izumi Dai jo Masamitsu) is that correct? Is there anything more written about the smith? full name, when it was made, province etc etc.? Grateful for any help //Robert
  14. Hello It is on auction for 2300 usd with old NBTHK paper kicho... // Robert
  15. Hello All, This katana is made by Izumi Dai jo Masamitsu Edo period. He was a Shin Shinto blacksmith from Aki today Hiroshima province (correct me if I am wrong) I want comments about the blacksmith and the sword. Was he a famous blacksmith or a moderate blacksmith What can one appreciate the value of this sword (on the pictures only). Old polishing but in good condition. Grateful for any answers. // Robert
  16. Can you say that this Tsuba is by Tadatsugu from the Umetada school or only a tosho style tsuba? // Robert
  17. Both INRO were paid for the price 700 usd each on the auction // Robert
  18. Hello, Is it a Tosho-Tsuba or a Katchushi-Tsuba. Would like comment and translation of NBTHK paper for this smith. Where did the blacksmith work and which school did he belong to? // Robert
  19. The auction expert says. INRO Japan, Meiji (1868-1912). Signed Decor with cranes on both sides against a gold-plated base. Six parts. Length 8.5 cm. With netsuke in bone, diameter 4.5 cm. INRO Japan, Edo 1800s One side with decoration of lobster, the other with decoration in relief of plants, length 8.5 cm. with sculpted netsuke in wood in the form of fruit. Length 4 cm. // Robert
  20. Thank you very interesting. I will talk to them at the auction house as they seem to have an Asian expert but there is no guarantee of authenticity. // Robert
  21. Is there any connection between the number of boxes on the Inro and age. Did they made different designs depending on the time period and Is there anything you can see depending on the time period. La Mode probably already existed during the Edo period. Some other characteristics of a good Inro. // Robert
  22. Thank you for the answers. The auction is in mid-december. Are there more who can comment on these Inro, you are welcome....... //Robert
  23. These Inro are at auction so I need help with an assessment of whether they are worth placing a bid on Starting price is 500 usd - 700 usd each //Robert
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