Japanese arsenal

Publié par la Gazette Drouot International
Hunters of Tsuba sword guards (many and determined, as we know) should not miss this magnificent group of 170 pieces from a private collection being auctioned at a sale dedicated to Japanese weaponry (which also includes Inro and ivory pieces, netsuke and lacquers). Each Tsuba is estimated at €2,000/3,000 on average, like this 8.7 cm nadegaku gata in sentoku made by Hagiya Katsuhira in 1846. Its inlaid copper and gilt copper decoration depicts an emperor watching four primitive figures leaving their imprints on a scroll, and on the other side a man hiding beneath a pine tree.
Some fine battles in store…