Tsuba is made around 1700 by one of the Toda's family masters, who worked in Owari province from 1600 to 1750.
A classical sample of this craftsmen's work: round shape, raised rim, surface with radiated filemarks amida yasuri and small negative openwork decor of sakura.
The inscription is made with very thin lines.
Inscription: 戸田彦左衛門 (Toda Hiozaemon). Toda family school, Owari province.
Age - early Edo.
Iron, amida yasuri, ko-sukashi.
Maru Gata, uchikaeshi mimi; 7,3 х 7,3 x 0,4-0,3 cm.
tetsu ji maru gata amida yasuri sakura ko sukashi uchikaeshi mimi
Carved out of iron rafts and flowers: sakura, peony, bellflower