Hinawa Ju (matchlock gun / Arquebus)
Mei (Signature) : Jyakushu Kunitomo Katsuji Nobushige
Maximum length : 130.5 cm or 51.37 inches
length of barrel : 100.1 cm or 39.40 inches
Koukei (Caliber) : 1 cm or 0.39 inches.
Era : Middle Edo period.
Special feature : On the gun, Japanese iris is engraved and inlayed by silver and copper plate.
On the upper part of the gun,? Ga ken(prefecture)are engraved and also on the gunstock, Jinshin number is mentioned Jinsin 2845 go by brand by fire.
Jyakusyu means Fukui prefecture and Kunitomo Katsuji was workig.
From the picture, it is rather difficult to see the color of the iron but real one is very attractive nice iron blackish brown color.
Condition is rather nice.
Aoi Art estimation paper
Price : 250,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)