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Col Hartley's Collection

Gallery 2: Japanese Armor, etc., Tsuba

 


 


NBTHK Green Paper, Dallas Shinsa, Nov 1972
AT-13 TETSUNIN, Tachi-Fudo Iroe, 18th C

 

Kantei by Inami Hakusui (oral) on 22 Oct 1970
"Signed Tetsunin (also read as Donin).  All work is
original from time of manufacture - dates in Kanei
period (1625-1643)."

signed Terukiyo Kao, ca 1800

shakudo, copper edge, vg+ condition

AT-256 Aidzu Masamitsu, Aizo Prov, Late Edo

"Very Good" Albuquerque Shinsa '83

Kaga Zogan (flat inlay)

Gomoku Zogan (trash inlay)

Hideoki

Muka De (shingen, centipede)
NBTHK Green Paper

To Chukane, NBTHK Green Paper

95cm diameter

 

View of edge

Lacquered leather tsuba

Somin signature and Kakihan, red copper

Kurikara coiled around a temple bell

 


Kunihiro

Shigenobu Kyuryo Ho

Sadamune Saku

Tadayoshi Saku

Edo Ju Toshimasa

Masamune

Shirukyu or Kikyu

Bushu (no) Ju Masafusa

 


Naoki, NBTHK white paper

from the legend of Minamoto no Nakakuni

Haianjo brass inlay, small tsuba for Daito

Armor Maker's small tsuba for Daito, in "Illustrated Tsubas of Southern California," Ex Haynes Collection

Ko Kachushi

Early Swordsmith

Very early tsuba, iron, Kamakura

Classic Swordsmith, "perfect example," per Homma

Masakata Daisho only example of long signature known per Dr Homma

Reverse of Masakata

Cloissone Tsuba and Kozuka

 


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