1) 鐔  菊花雁透図 無銘 京透
Design of a chrysanthemum with wild geese open work
by Kyo-sukashi School
寸法:縦82.0×横81.5×厚さ4.5 (mm) 
国花である菊は、皇室との結び付きが深く紋章としても知られる。強い生命力は不老長寿
の象徴とされ、繁栄を願う武家にも大変好まれた。繊細な線で菊花を透し、四方に渡来する
雁を配し引き締めた構図に仕上げている。桃山時代。保存鑑定書付。

A national flower, chrysanthemum was belonged to the Imperial Family. It was also loved
an aristocrat and a Samurai as a symbol of prosperity.
This chrysanthemum was represented with elegant open work and wild geese are
decorated in all directions on the Tsuba. Hozon certificate paper. Circa 1580.

2) 鐔 笹竹図 無銘
   Design of bamboo leaves (unsigned)
NEW
寸法:縦67.0 × 横61.0 × 厚さ4.0 mm
常緑で天に向い屈することなく真直ぐ伸びる竹の意匠は、
『不屈・節操』を意味し武士に愛された。鉄地を梅花文に鋤下げ、金象嵌を贅沢
に施した上品な作。江戸時代中期。

Bamboo is evergreen and grows to the sky strongly, is favorite design of Samurai
as a symbol of fortitude and constancy. It is elegant art work that the
iron ground was carved down into the shape of plum-blossom and is
showing fine gold inlay. 18c.

3) 小柄 群千鳥図 銘 政柳軒直寛
   Design of a flock of flying Chidori by Seiryuken Naohiro
NEW
 
寸法:縦15.0×横97.0 (mm)
河野春明や田中清寿など多くの名工は輩出し、幕末まで栄えた柳川派四代目「直春」門人で
江戸に住した直寛による、河辺から飛び立つ千鳥を愛らしく描かいた優品。江戸時代後期。
保存鑑定書付。

A flock of Chidori that fly up from a riverside, is depicted on the fine Shakudo-nanako ground.
NAOHIRO is a pupil of Yanagawa Naoharu, is the 4th mainline of Yanagawa School of Edo which
has produced fine artisans like Kono Haruaki and Tanaka Kiyotoshi. Hozon certificate paper. 19c.

4) 小柄 菊花束図 野村 (無銘)
   Design of a bunch of Kiku, chrysanthemum by Nomura School
寸法:縦14.5×横96.0 (mm)
国花である菊は皇室との結び付きが深く、その強い生命力は不老長寿の象徴とされ、繁栄を願う
公家や武家に好まれた。金紋の菊花束を堂々と据え、裏面の下地を薄い金板で包み込み(裏哺金)
鑢目を施すことで装飾性を高めた優品。
後藤家で学んだ野村派初代は、阿波の蜂須賀家に仕えたことから阿波後藤と称され活躍した。
江戸時代中期。保存鑑定書付。

A national flower Kiku, chrysanthemum was belonged to the Imperial Family, and also loved
aristocrats and Samurai as a symbol of prosperity.
A bunch of Kiku by gold is so luxury, and the back side is covered by gold thin plate with
carefully filing.
The first generation of Nomura School studied under Goto School and served powerful feudal
lord of Awa, Hachisuka family. Later, it is called Awa-Goto. Hozon certificate paper. 18c.