Tsuba: Mumei ‘the clock’

Order number : F16528

Tsuba:
Mei (signature) : Mumei(Unsigned)

Length : 7.08 cm x 7.10 cm ( 2.79 inches x 2.80 inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.55 cm ( 0.22 inches)
Jidai(era) : Edo period
Weight: 94 grams
Special feature : Clock engraved openwork on round shape iron tsuba.
texture of iron is having wild feeling.
Wa-Tokei, which is transrated as ‘Japanese clock’ are started to make after Edo period. Those are also called as ‘Mukashi-Tokei’,‘Nihon-tokei’ or ‘Daimyo-Tokei’.
The first clock seems to be imported to Japan at 16th century. There is a record also remaning that Francisco de Xavier, a missionary from Spain presented a clock with a bell to Ouchi Yoshitaka at A.D. 1551.
Japanese craftsmen tried to copy western clock and applied Japanese original time table to Wa-Tokei.

AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.

Price: JPY 35,000-. (including shipping fee to overseas)
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