'JOSHU JU NOBUIYE'


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PROVENANCE:    Robert E. Haynes
                                            Elliott D. Long
Collection Piece, Please Inquire
elliott@shibuiswords.com
Momoyama/Early Edo Period. Mokko form with high raised mimi (the rim of this tsuba shows great cleverness and ability in its foundation, displaying every kind of tekkotsu), engraved with an overall design of scrolling foliage, probably Hagi plant, in kebori above two udenuki-ana. The ryohitsu plugged with thick gilt metal.

Joshu is Kozuke Province which belonged to Tokugawa Ieyasu at the time this tsuba was made. (Haynes/Long)
7.8cm x 8.1cm x 0.23cm
Published: NOBUIYE TSUBA
by Iida Kazuo, Tokyo, 1981.
  

Signed: 'Joshu Ju Nobuiye'.
Outside of lid:
(right) Joshu Ju Nobuiye;
(center) Mokko gata Uchikaeshi mimi, Sunoko mimi;
(left) Karakusa Myoga Tegata - Tetsu Tsuba.
Inside of lid:
(right) Jidaiou mimi yokodao;
(center) Koto niaji ribeshi;
(left) Unreadable.
Further Study Needed.

A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long


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