Lot 1134
Two Japanese Iron Shakudo Tsubas and a Fuchi
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Edo period (1615-1868), includes two iron mokko shaped shakudo tsubas (sword guards) used to protect the hands from sliding onto the bade of a Japanese sword, one is decorated with samauri warriors, the other is decorated with a cascade of flowers, lavishly decorated on both sides with shakudo flora to edges and insects to interior, with two holes to center: kozuka hitsu-ana and nakago-ana, and a fuchi kashira, made by Naomasa, with a dragon to top and side, all three fantastic examples of the elegant fine artisan crafting of a warrior's weapon in Japan.

Tsubas 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in., Fuchi 1 1/2 in.

The tsubas have some wear and rubbing with loss of gilt decoration to samurai one; both tsubas have some alterations to central sword fitting.