Signature/mei: Echizen ju Kinai saku
Material: iron/ji-sukashi, gold iore
Era/jidai: late Edo (18./19. century)
Dimensions: 8.1 cm x 0.51 cm
No papers (guarantee hozon)
Price: 900 Euro
On this round iron ji sukashi tsuba with two hitsuana we see chrysanthemum flowers and leaves. Some leaves are decorated with gold iore. Everything we can see on the omote side is exactly matched on the ura side. This is a very naturalistic depiction as it is not a simple copy of the omote.
The tsuba bears the signature “Echizen ju Kinai saku” as it was made by the famous Echizen Kinai school of tsuba artists. This wonderful carved tsuba is a very nice example of this school and I’m pretty sure it will get a hozon paper easily.