Mumei (unsigned): Heianjō
Size: 8,15 cm x 8,08 cm
Thickness at rim: 0,45 cm
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On the iron tsuba some design patterns are engraved with brass plate inlay
and openwork. The condition is rather nice.
Heianjō-zōgan emerged somewhere towards the end of Muromachi period and lasted until the end of Edo period. Early works are all unsigned, only later tsuba bear signatures. Heianjō-zōgan tsuba can show a design which occupies most of the surface, with the inlay being quite raised and three-dimensional. Regarding the design, usually we find depictions of plants, animals, human figures, with its style being naturalistic at the beginning and then becoming more realistic.