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A Kyo-Shoami tsuba Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

A Kyo-Shoami tsuba Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

Edo Period (19th century) Both pierced, engraved and inlaid in gilt with with two birds in a tree:

Edo Period century) Both pierced, engraved and inlaid in gilt with with…

Tsuba with design of basketwork  Japanese, Edo Period, 18th century , MFA

Tsuba with design of basketwork Japanese, Edo Period, century , MFA. not just canework, but unravelling/not-yet-finished basketry!

Tsuba with design of stylized waves. Japanese. Edo period. mid-late 17th century. Akao School

Tsuba with design of stylized waves

Tsuba with design of clematis | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

aleyma: “ Tsuba with design of clematis, made in Japan, late to early century (source).

Tsuba with design of cherry blossom. Japanese. Edo period. early to mid-19th century. Gotô Tsunemasa.

Tsuba with design of cherry blossom

Tsuba with design of twelve mon (crests).  Japanese early to mid-19th century.  Overall: 6.8 x 6.6 x 0.6 cm (2 11/16 x 2 5/8 x ¼ in.).  Main material: shibuichi; decorative technique: sukashi-bori.  William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, MFA.  A tsuba is a hand-guard for a Japanese sword

Tsuba with design of twelve mon (crests). Japanese early to century. Overall: x x cm x 2 x ¼ in. A tsuba is a hand-guard for a Japanese sword

鍔の販売|日本刀販売・刀剣販売の葵美術

鍔の販売|日本刀販売・刀剣販売の葵美術

Three iron tsuba of various schools Muromachi (1333-1573) to Edo period (1615-1868), 14th to 19th centuries (6)

Three iron tsuba of various schools Muromachi to Edo period to centuries

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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemum blossom and leaf

Tsuba with design of Shoki capturing an oni, mid-19th century Japan, Sawano Tomosuke http://educators.mfa.org/tsuba-gallery-184603?view=slideshow

Tsuba with design of Shoki capturing an oni, century Japan, Sawano…

Tsuba, iron, gold, copper, depicting a praying mantis and a wheel.  19thC.

Tsuba, iron, gold, copper, depicting a praying mantis and a wheel.

鍔 無銘 肥前 雲龍図鍔 保存刀装具鑑定書

鍔 無銘 肥前 雲龍図鍔 保存刀装具鑑定書

Tsuba with design of cherry tree. Japanese Edo period early to mid-19th century (Ito Masahisa), Bushû School http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/tsuba-with-design-of-cherry-tree-11516

Tsuba with design of cherry tree. Japanese Edo period early to century (Ito Masahisa), Bushû School.

Tsuba with design of arrow-flights  Japanese, Edo Period, early to mid-19th century, MFA

Tsuba 鍔 with design of arrow-flights - Japanese, Edo Period, early to century ·«ǂ

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