Ordering number: F23049
Tsuba:(NBTHK the 48th Juyo Tosogu)
Mei(signature): Mumei(judged as Nishigaki Kanshiro)
Dimensions:8.26cm x 8.12cm(3.25inches x 3.19inches)
Thickness of rim:0.46cm(0.18inches)
Jidai(era): The Edo period
Special feature: Chrysanthemum shaped, polished iron Tsuba. Paulownia is engraved with openwork. Semegane is made of gold.
From Aoi Art: Nishigaki Kanshiro is a founder of Nishigaki school, that is one of the 4 biggest schools of metalsmiths in Higo province. He was born in Keicho 17 and became a pupil of Hirata Hikozo. He was strongly inspired by Hosokawa Sansai Tadaoki.
NBTHK the 48th Juyo Tosogu Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
In Kiri box