Mei (signature) : Arichika
Length : 8.40 cm x 8.24 cm (3.30 inches x 3.24 inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.44 cm (0.15 inches)
Jidai(era) : Later Edo period.
Special feature : Arichika is a skillful craftsman of Aizu Shoami school and Nobushige’s student. He made many iron Tsuba with land scape motif.
Mountain, river and the people looking this land scape are engraved on this Itsuki Mokko shape Iron Tsuba. Stereoscopic effect like as western countries can bee seen on this work.
Condition is good and the work is beuatiful.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
AOI estimation paper.
In Kiri box.