Soten School Tsuba Decorated with Demon Dancing On the Clouds
Soten School tsuba decorated with demon holding a gong mallet and dancing on the clouds. This is my personal interpretation of the picture. I was not able to find demon name or story behind it. Fellow collector thinks it might be a humorous depiction of a religious theme. I look at it more like it would be a ukiyo-e print then a tsuba. So a wonderful depiction of demon stirring up winds in the sky and having fun with all the damage and turmoil it will cause.
Made of iron and decorated with shibuichi, silver and copper inlay. Gold applied with nunome zogan technique.
Made in late Edo Period.
Size: 81 mm x 80 mm x 5 mm
With custom made kiri box.
I guarantee this items will pass NBTHK Shinsa and be awarded with Hozon Tosogu. Because I am located in Poland it is very difficult, expensive and time consuming to send items for certification to Japan. However as stated before I guarantee that this item will pass NBTHK Shinsa, and If not I will be happy to issue full refund including shipping cost, taxes, agent fee and Shinsa fee.