Antique Japanese group of 6 tsuba (samurai sword hand guards), made of iron. Each tsuba is unique. From top left to right: suksahi tsube with aoi leaves and tiny inlaid gold details, sukashi tsuba with boat with sail in the mist and signed Masayoshi, sukashi tsuba with three gourds aubergine motif, sukashi tsube with boat and sail, sukashi tsuba with pine branch and mist, wangata tsube with two characters. Mounted on a custom antiqued bronze metal stand.
Early Edo Period (1868 – 1912)
Dimensions: tsubas range from 3″ to 3 1/2″ wide. Total size with stand is 11 1/4″ high x 10 1/2″ long x 3″ deep.