Antique Japanese iron tsuba signed "Shoami Nobushige" with NBTHK Hozon Tosogu. Nobushige was active around 1650-1675. He came from Aizu to Kyoto and than to Matsuyama in Iyo Province. His work can be find in collection of Victoria and Albert Museum.
This is rare signed 17th century Shoami School piece with very good patina.
On tsuba shishi and peony.
Size: 78 mm ×74 mm × 4 mm