Iron tsuba made as a single leaf of aoi.
The author is probably the fourth master of Takahashi family (yondai Takahashi - 四代 高橋) from Kinai school. He worked over 50 years and produced many tsuba of various design. He died in 1809.
Tsuba from Skip Holbrook collection.
Insription: 越前住 記内作 (Echizen no Ju Kinai saku). Kinai school.
Age - middle of Edo, second half of 18th century.
Iron, niku bori ji sukashi.
Maru gata, kaku mimi; 8,3 х 8,3 x 0,6 cm.
aoi zu tetsu ji maru gata niku bori ji sukashi kaku mimi