As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptionally fine Edo Period 1615-1868 ,mixed metal artist signed Tsuba ( sword hand guard), the well recorded artist Iwamoto Konkan has painstakingly manufactured a solid shakudo Tsuba that displays a large gold spiny lobster and small copper shrimp upon the finest possible hand hammered nanako ground, to the reverse is a mixed metal fern , the rear artist signed Konkan with Kao, suggested as school of Iwamoto Konkan 1744-1801, an important artist working in Tokyo in the Edo period, suggested date circa 1780, another exceptionally fine quality piece of Japanese mixed metal work that would grace any serious collection.
Russian private collection.
Condition report :
Fine condition throughout with expected age related wear from mounting.
Approximate Sizes :
Height : 2 15/16″ 7.5 cm
Width : 2 13/16″ 7.2 cm
Depth : 3/8″ 0.8 cm
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