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Tsuba: Matsusita-tei Motohiro (Kao) Nou masks


Tsuba: (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Matsusita-tei Motohiro (Kao) (consignment sale)

Length: 8.12 cm x 7.49 cm ( 3.20 inches x 2.95 inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.45 cm ( 0.18 inches)
Weight: 170 grams
Jidai(era): Later Edo period

Special feature : On octagon silver polished Tsuba, Japanese Nou masks (Hannya, Okame and Beshimi) are engraved with gold, silver, Shakudo and Suaka color.
Nakagami Shinpei is a Kyo-kinko craftsman whom learned from Otsuki Mitsuyoshi and Mitsuoki. He named his store ‘Harimaya’ and he signed as ‘Matsusita-tei Motohiro’. He was know for his Otsuki and Goto school mixed style crafting.

AOI estimation paper
NBTHK Hozon Paper
In Kiri box.

Price : JPY 400,000-.