Tosogu: Antique Sword Fittings for Sale

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I put some unpapered and lower priced fittings up for sale, these were intended to be used for koshirae projects in the future, but it is starting to border on hoarding so I'm listing them instead to clear things out. Will add a koshirae shortly.

Available Fittings

Tokubetsu Juyo Yokoya Nobusada and Goto Mitsunobu Daisho Koshirae

Yokoya Nobusada and Goto Mitsunobu

Meiko

Mid-Edo (ca. 1720-1740)

Tokubetsu Juyo Tosogu

A glorious unique golden daisho illustrating the power and prestige of the Asano daimyo, placed at the highest rank by the NBTHK of Tokubetsu Juyo.

-new- -please enquire-

Hozon Unno School Menuki

Unno School

Meiji (ca. 1870)

Hozon Tosogu

Hard to find work of the Unno school.

$6,000 -new-

Tokubetsu Hozon Edo Kinko Koshirae

Edo Kinko

Mid Edo (ca. 1800)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A pleasant koshirae with Edo Kinko tosogu feturing a theme of shells and fish, suitable for mounting a Muromachi katate-uchi or a smallish Shinto katana.

$6,500 -new-

Unpapered Mino School Kozuka

Mino School

Muromachi to Edo (ca. 1550-1650)

Unpapered Tosogu

A late Muromachi to early Edo kozuka.

-make an offer-

Tokubetsu Hozon Arisada — Nara School Soroi Kanagu

Arisada — Nara School

Late Edo (ca. 1850)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A superb complete set of tosogu in the Nara basketweaving style.

$7,000 -new-

Unpapered Kaga Zogan Kozuka

Kaga Zogan

Mid Edo (ca. 1750)

Unpapered Tosogu

An Edo period kozuka.

$700 -new-

Unpapered Ko-Kinko Kogai

Ko-Kinko

Late Muromachi (ca. 1550)

Unpapered Tosogu

A late muromachi period kogai.

$500 -new-

Hozon Kyo-Kinko Futakoromono

Kyo-Kinko

Edo (ca. 1800)

Hozon Tosogu

Beautiful silver sakura flowers from the Kyoto goldworkers.

$3,800 -new-

Juyo Goto Ichijo Futakoromono

Goto Ichijo

Meijin

End of Edo (1865)

Juyo Tosogu

An extremely fine masterpiece set in iron and shakudo documented in the Tagane no Hana which describes the collection of Mitsumura Toshimo.

-held til dec 18- -please enquire for price-

Tokubetsu Hozon Omori Eiman Tsuba

Omori Eiman

Joko

Edo (ca. 1790)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A large and wonderful tsuba with deeply carved waves, from the collection of Dr. Walter Compton.

$16,500

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Tokujo Mitokoromono

Goto Tokujo

Momoyama (late 1500s)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A complete mitokoromono by one of the most talented main line Ko-Goto masters, Goto Tokujo. In excellent condition, it comes with a 200 year old appraisal by Goto Mitsuyoshi for 20 gold coins, and kiwame-mei from the same Goto master. A candidate for Juyo.

$42,000 -on consignment-

Hozon Otsuki Mitsuoki Tsuba

Otsuki Mitsuoki

Meiko

Late Edo (ca. 1810)

Hozon Tosogu

Katakiribori tiger by the top master of the Otsuki school.

$10,500

Reference Archive

The following items are not for sale, but presented for reference only.

Tokubetsu Hozon Ishiguro Masayoshi Koshirae

Ishiguro Masayoshi

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1830)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A very rare issaku koshirae by the top master of the Ishiguro school.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Kenjo Menuki

Goto Kenjo

Meiko

Beginning of Edo (ca. 1630)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Charming solid gold menuki of monkeys by the 7th mainline Goto master.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Hagiya Katsuhira Tsuba

Hagiya Katsuhira

Joko

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A fantastic silver dragon in the clouds.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Kano Natsuo Menuki

Kano Natsuo

Meijin

Late Edo (1858)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Gorgeous menuki of crashing waves by the peerless Imperial Craftsman Kano Natsuo. Published in the Natsuo Taikan, and in his sketchbook.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Nakagawa Issho Mitokoromono

Nakagawa Issho

Ryoko

Late Edo (ca. 1850)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A beautiful mitokoromono of dragons by one of Goto Ichijo's top students.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Omori Eishu Fuchigashira

Omori Eishu

Meiko

Mid Edo (ca. 1760)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Fuchigashira of Gentoku crossing the waves by the Edo pioneer of the waves technique.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Kaga Goto Tsuba

Kaga Goto

Mid Edo (ca. 1700-1750)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A shakudo tsuba of deeply carved dragons by the Kaga branch of the famous Goto school.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Ko-Mino Menuki

Ko-Mino

Muromachi (ca. 1550)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A pair of large solid gold menuki with deeply carved dragons from the early Mino artisans.

-sold-

Hozon Goto Mitsuyoshi Menuki

Goto Mitsuyoshi

Late Edo (ca. 1810)

Hozon Tosogu

Charming menuki in the theme of fish by the 15th main line master Mitsuyoshi (aka Goto Shinjo), and signed.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Araki Tomei Fuchigashira

Araki Tomei

Late Edo (ca. 1850)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A fuchigashira in Tomei's famous style of millet and hakogaki by Kuwabara Yohiro.

-sold-

Hozon Ko-Mino Menuki

Ko-Mino

Muromachi (ca. 1540)

Hozon Tosogu

Tasteful and elegant menuki of peppercorns, showing off classic Ko-Mino openwork.

-sold-

Hozon Omori Terumitsu Kozuka

Omori Terumitsu

Edo (ca. 1790)

Hozon Tosogu

Waves done in the famous Omori style.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Teijo Mitokoromono

Goto Teijo

Meiko

Early Edo (ca. 1650)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Unusual subject matter of kittens, by the 9th mainline Goto master.

-sold-

Juyo Otsuki Minayama Oki Mitokoromono

Otsuki Minayama Oki

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1810)

Juyo Tosogu

-sold-

Hozon Kyo-Kinko Menuki

Kyo-Kinko

Edo (ca. 1600-1800)

Hozon Tosogu

Solid gold shi-shi menuki from the Kyoto region.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Nobuie Tsuba

Nobuie

Muromachi/Momoyama Koto (ca. 1580)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A nice signed work by Nobuie, one of the two top makers of iron tsuba. Featuring the mon of Hideyoshi and the Emperor.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Joshin Futakoromono

Goto Joshin

Late Muromachi (ca. 1540)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A whimsical futatokoromono in shakudo by the 3rd mainline Goto master Joshin.

-sold-

Juyo Ko-Kinko Futatokoromono

Ko-Kinko

Muromachi (ca. 1500)

Juyo Tosogu

-sold-

Hozon Yanagawa Naomitsu Menuki

Yanagawa Naomitsu

Joko

Mid Edo (ca. 1760)

Hozon Tosogu

Solid gold menuki from the Yanagawa master.

-sold-

Hozon Umetada Tsuba

Umetada

Early Edo (ca. 1650-1700)

Hozon Tosogu

An interesting dual material tsuba from the Umetada school.

-sold-

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