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Sensational Japanese Shakudo and Mixed Metal Tsuba by Yoshihisa.

As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this sensational late Edo period 1615-1868 solid shakudo and mixed metal Tsuba ( sword hand guard) artist signed Yoshihisa ( Ryoju) , this Edo period master metalworker has crafted this large Tsuba from shakudo, an alloy containing a percentage of gold  that has been perfected and highly revered in Japan since the 16th century, upon the black ground carved as a stream ascends a gold carp of extraordinary detail, the reverse carved as a continuation of the steam with gold reeds. The inscription suggests that the artist Yoshihisa (Ryoju) made this item on commission in 1867, the year of the Tiger. A breathtaking piece of artistry that would grace any serious sword fitting or metalwork collection.

Literature : 

There are two metalworkers Yoshihisa , also pronounced as Ryoju , listed on page 617 of the directory Toso Kinko Jiten by Wakayama Takeshi .

Provenance : 

Russian Private Collection

Condition report : 

Lovely original condition with age related signs of wear from being mounted.

Approximate Sizes : 

Height : 3 1/2″ 8.8 cm

Width :  3 1/8″ 8.0 cm

Depth :   1/2″    0.7 cm

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.

Dimensions

Height : 3 1/2″ 8.8 cm Width : 3 1/8″ 8.0 cm Depth : 1/2″ 0.7 cm


This object includes complimentary, Insured Shipping / Delivery within the UK

This object includes complimentary, International Insured Shipping



Condition report

Lovely original condition with age related signs of wear from being mounted.
By Appointment and at Fairs

The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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