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  1. Actually, I was more interested in menuki than in fuchi. Menuki was blocked by tuka-ito, and I couldn't see the back side with important information, so I was silent. At least it's patina, so it looks to me that it's probably made of an alloy that contains copper rather than gold. However, your ture-shishi looks much better than a cast mass-produced product. The image is one of the menuki converted into a cigarette pouch, and the gold was sold for $ 385 with unknown grade. The buyer was convinced that this was Goto. If that conviction is correct, it's worth it. The length of the mane, the distance between the legs, the expression of wrinkles on the eyebrows, the appearance of the eyeballs, the pattern of the body, etc. are all the points to distinguish the goto clan. I'm sorry it seems unfriendly. I don't seem to be useful, so compare for yourself. https://www.jauce.com/auction/o453266515
  2. Dale. Recently, I often see such a bundle sale. Japanese collectors are aging or passed away and their collections are being disposed of. For the person who collected it, "mountain of treasures", but actually ... That makes you feel uncertainty.
  3. Dale. You have discovered a new clan. The Battle of Uji River is a popular story and is often used in the subject of sword fittings. However, the tsuba you posted clearly uses the same sketch or the same mold. You can see the superiority and inferiority of the finished product even by comparing the products handled by the pro shop. 宇治川先陣図鍔 https://blog.goo.ne.jp/tsuba_001/e/539b5021857b21549e591e169f6e6d57
  4. The handle of the Japanese sword is stopped by one mekugi, so it often falls immediately after pulling out the mekugi. It is a realistic practice to engrave all parts with numbers to reassemble them. However, it is a pity that the "invasion" of works of art by different cultures is still unfortunate. Naturally, I understand that it is simply an administrative, clerical, and past of without consideration.
  5. Shojo (Xingxing, written as 猩猩 or 猩々) is an imaginary animal first appeared in Chinese legends. As other members say, even timeless dullness and dirt are part of the value. For example, the treatment of historic guns that have been re-polished and re-blued is not always correct. https://www.jauce.com/auction/w407148924
  6. There is no clue as to when the paperweight of the hidden Christian design was made. However, the interest of the Japanese people in hidden Christianity is very new. A disguised cross made at a foundry in Nagoya in the 1950s is still on the market as a relic of hidden Christians. https://www.jauce.com/auction/n490295512
  7. Dale. The paperweight box says Seikodo. Seikodo is famous as a specialized workshop for making kettles for "Sadou". "Since Edo period, now it's the 10th, the atelier which specializes in making 茶の湯釜 Iron Tea Pot and 鉄瓶 Iron Kettle. In order to keeping excellent quality, even now, all works are handmade and the works are supported by only a few workers." http://www.seiko-do.com/about.php?lang=en That's why the paperweight is worth it and is being put up for auction online for 7,000 yen. Luxury goods! The paperweight I presented the image on starts at 100 yen.
  8. I was more interested in this. This is a 90-year-old tsuba-shaped souvenir. Japan, a poor warring nation in World War II, survived without turning it into a bullet. It is valuable in that sense. https://www.jauce.com/auction/n487880061
  9. The Urumui. India’s Flexible Sword https://civilianmilitaryintelligencegroup.com/12313/the-urumui-indias-flexible-sword
  10. Whether online or in a store, the same Chinese phoenix can be found in many places. And I have no intention of evaluating a particular market. No matter who the seller is or wherever market it is, the basis is only the actual product.
  11. No matter what I write, it doesn't help you anymore. However, I’d like to use this opportunity to will be a lesson for others. Items made with the same mold have repeatedly appeared in Japan, these may be alone or in combination with tsuba as I posted. In the case of a set, the damage actually occurs in units of thousands of dollars. Please be careful, too.
  12. Do not involved in items with any of these signs. This is a shame, but you have gained hands-on knowledge.
  13. The issuing body did not collect the old system testimony, but simply declared it invalid. Originally, the certificate once issued should be valid as long as the issuing organization continues to exist. The turbulence of the past and the desire for new income are the background of this situation.
  14. phew. I was watching it too. The first listing was not sold. If the issuing organization is no longer in effect, it only sells the old certificate that has been made public. If that's all, there's nothing wrong with it. However, if someone replaces the photo, someone who can't read kanji may be fooled.
  15. Every design is always a replica. It's so copied that it's hard to tell which is the mother model anymore. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u413370026 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o448700788 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t783434275 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m458665200 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x758450534 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m460327057 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w440444497 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q429663081 The item description says it is made of iron. It is very well made and the design of "Tomi-no-matu (Pine tree in the distant view)" is attractive. But the texture is like a casting. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w447426207 Even in the Edo period, cast tsuba was made in Echizen, Choshu and aizu-shoami. There are a number of examples of these mass productions, but there are also a few elaborate works. I speculated that w447426207 might be a fine piece of casting tsuba with a similar age.
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