Original Militaria And Curios From All Periods
  • CIRCULAR IRON MIGAKI-JI TSUBA BY HOSO 甫掃 GRASS ORCHID SHAKUDO WITH SILVER & GOLD

    $325.00

     Very finely detailed iron tsuba with a rich chocolate migaki (smooth-polished) plate depicting on
    both sides Kusa no Ran (grass orchid) executed in Takabori Iroe (high relief-colored) of silver,
    gold, and Shakudo. The depiction is stunning and captures the graceful natural beauty of the
    subject. The plate tapers from the thicker center to the thinner rim in a gently refined manner.

    The presentation is elegant yet with a subtle restraint.  A two-character signature (mei) is cut 
    to the left of the nakago-ana and reads as Hoso 甫掃 ,  The period of manufacture is Edo. 
     This slightly oval plate measures 2 11/16" (6.8 cm) x 2 3/4" (7 cm) with the nakago-ana
    being 5/16" (8 cm) x 1 1/16" (2.8 cm).  
    Whether for viewing, study, or mounting, this is a very pleasing kodogu skillfully decorated with
    precious metals depicting the delicate beauty of nature.  

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