Antique Metal Japanese Tsuba Tosogu Gold Tree Bird marked: Okamoto Naofusa
Condition Report: Overall Condition No damages. Size 7cm diameter
Nicely made Tsuba. The piece is marked: Okamoto Naofusa
He is a goldsmith of the late Edo period, whose pseudonym is 鉄元堂 “TetsuGen-do”, and whose name is 岡本尚房 “Okamoto Naofusa”. The inscription on the sword reads “Naofusa”.
A Tsuba is a Japanese sword mountings are the various housings and associated fittings (tosogu) that hold the blade of a Japanese sword when it is being worn or stored. Koshirae (拵え) refers to the ornate mountings of a Japanese sword (e.g. katana) used when the sword blade is being worn by its owner, whereas the shirasaya is a plain undecorated wooden mounting composed of a saya and tsuka that the sword blade is stored in when not being used.
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|Region of Origin|
|Japan Dynasty Periode||
Edo Period (1603–1867), Meiji Periode (1867-1912)
Overall Condition No damages. Size 7cm diameter