|1) 鐔 月に時鳥図 河野派(無銘)
Tsuba, design of a little cuckoo with moon by Kono School
|寸法：縦 71.0×横68.0×厚さ5.0 (mm)
This is exquisite art work by Kono School that a flying little cuckoo under the moon which issigns of coming early summer, was depicted on the cupper stone-finishing ground with Shakudo rim. It is a fine composition to draw out the main subject without delineating extra things.This school which has Kono Haruaki (1787-1857) as a founder, produced many fine makers including great metal smith Tanaka Kiyotoshi (1804-1876). 19c. Hozon certificate paper.
|2) 鐔 窓桐透図 赤阪(無銘)
Tsuba, design of paulownia leaf near the window by Akasaka School
|寸法：縦 74.0×横72.0×厚さ5.5 (mm)
Paulownia leaf near the window are depicted in good composition and the rim which is
elegant shape is also nice finishing.
Akasaka School, one of the biggest iron metal work groups, came from Kyoto to
Akasaka in Edo and has been thrived there to the late from the early Edo period.
18c. Hozon certificate paper.
|3) 鐔 蝸牛図 無銘 正阿弥
Design of snail which was made by Sho’ami School
Design of snail which was made by Sho’ami School. This School was established in Kyoto around the end of Muromachi period, and they spread and prospered throughout the country in Edo period. The snail which is regarded as a symbol of the owner of a country and house, is familiar by each regional dialect in Japan.17-18c. Hozon certificate paper.
|4) 縁頭 蝸牛図
Design of a snail
|(縁) 縦39.0×横24.5×厚さ11.5 (mm) (頭) 縦32.0×横18.5×厚さ0.9 (mm)
Design of a snail having a husk is considered to be the symbol of the owner of a house or a country.This is a seasonable design of the rainy season in June. Depicted snails are so cute and drops of dew (gold inlay parts) can be seen on the leaves are good accent.18th centu