Mumei (unsigned): Akasaka
Size: 7,83 cm x 7,59 cm

Thickness at rim: 4,44 cm

Period: Mid Edo
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon Certification
In Kiri box

Price: € 1100,00

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Tsuba with openwork showing wild goose. On elongated round shape iron tsuba, karigane or wild goose pattern is engraved in openwork.

Iron with hammer blow finish, large area openwork, round rim.

This work is nice condition.
Akasaka tsuba were named so from the fact that they originated in the Akasaka district of Edo. The distinguished themselves for a powerful iron sukashi tsuba, nakadaka, widening sukashi elements towards the rim, irregular and asymmetric hitsu-ana, mostly motifs with novel subjects taken from nature, old legends, etc. The first three Akasaka generations (Tadamasa 忠正, Tadamasa 忠正 and Tadatora 忠虎) did not sign their works. The use of the place name Akasaka as a family name was begun by later generations: Tadatoki 忠時 and students like Tadashige 忠重 and Tadanori 忠則. There were nine continuous generations of Akasaka masters up to the end of the Edo period.