Lot 356: TSUBA WITH BAMBOO AND PINE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Iron and gold. Japan, 18th cent.
Round form with two hitsu bordered with golden nunome. The open-worked depiction shows sculptural bamboo, while the pine is only in contour, needles effective in golden inlaid hirazogan. The iron offers distinctive contrast with ishime structure. Both sides are nearly the same.
HEIGHT 7,7 CM
From a Hungarian collection