Tsuba: Mumei (Kacchushi)

Ordering number : F15379

Tsuba:(NBTHK Tokubets Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Mumei(Kacchushi)

Length : 8.68 cm x  8.68cm ( 3.42inches x 3.42inches)
Thickness of rim : 0.23cm ( 0.09inches)
Jidai(era) : Edo Period
Weight:55g
Special feature : Round shape iron tsuba with Hawk, Ume flower pot and mountain design engraved in openwork.
It is 0.23cm thickness slim tsuba.
There is crack on the bottom of the tsuba.
The below is extraction of a passage from Kiyoshige Noda’s book Tsuba Kansho (published 1963).
The picture of the passage is on the third picture(F15379paper-2) .

「鉄地丸形、角耳、地をきわめて薄く鍛錬して、鉄味もきわめて良好です。
“Round iron plate Kakumimi(square rim) (tsuba), the iron plate is thinly forged and is in extremely nice condition.

左に梅鉢、右に山をあしらい、上下に雁金を透かしています。
Ume flower pot motif is treated on the right and mountain motif on the left. The top and bottom is openwork of Karigane(wild goose design) .

つまり地透かしですか、甲冑師としてはたいへん気のきいた文様だと思います。
On other word, it is Ji-Sukashi(A plate where most part is engraved in openwork except for the motif outline and rim). As a Kacchushi Tsuba, I think it is decent pattern tsuba.

また、甲冑師鍔としてはなかなか技巧的で、全体のまとまりのよい鍔です。」
It is well ordered and skillful work for Kacchushi Tsuba.”

文献:
野田喜代重(1963)『鐔(つば)鑑賞』徳間書店、204pp
Reference:
Noda, Kiyoshige(1963)鐔(つば)鑑賞 Tsuba Kansho Tokuma Shoten Publishing.
Aoi Art translation.

NBTHK Tokubets Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.

Price : 205,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)
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