Mei (signed): Mitsuyuki + seal
Size: 7,14 cm x 6,82 cm
Thickness at rim: 0,24 cm
Period: Mid Edo
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Tsuba depicting Kanzan and Jittoku, two semi-legendary, eccentric Chinese monks of Tang dynasty, associated with Zen Buddhism.
Elongated round shape, copper and gold alloy, polished finish, carved out relief, inlay and color accentuations, angular rim with a little roundness.
Kubo Mitsuyuki 窪滿隨 (whose name could also be read Manzui), an artist of mid-Edo period, was a student of Hamano Kaneyuki 浜野兼隨.
He worked around 1750 – 1775.
It is an excellent piece of Art.