Tsuba

Ko Kinkō

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Tsuba

Mumei (unsigned): Ko-Kinkō

Size: 7,50 cm x 6,98 cm

Thickness at rim: 0,65 cm

Period: Late Muromachi

N.B.T.H.K. Hozon Tōsōgu Certification

In Kiri box

Price: € 1100,00

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Description

Tsuba showing autumn grass. On the shakudō nanako plate, the autumn plants are engraved with gold color. Elongated round shape, copper and gold alloy with roe style surface finish, bas-relief, gold accentuations, angular rim, two openings for scabbard accessories, one plugged with tomogane.

The prefix “Ko” denotes tsuba made before the Edo period, from late Nanbokuchō/early Muromachi period. Ko-Kinkō (古金工) means old/early metalworks/worker, it usually indicates relatively ornate, early non-Gotō, non-Mino shakudō, gold and yamagane fittings. These are considered the works of specialist kodōgu makers, although their names are not more recorded.