Mumei (unsigned): Heianjō-zōgan

Size: 8,50 cm x 7,90 cm

Thickness at rim: 0,40 cm

Period: Early Edo

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Price: € 750,00

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Tsuba with openwork depicting chrysanthemum. Elongated round shape, polished iron, negative openwork, brass inlay, roundish rim.

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.