Estimate: $250 – $300
Ko-Kinko tsuba likely dating to the early Momoyama period. Very interesting mokko gata soft metal tsuba. The mimi looks to be a copper alloy fukurin. The ji, with traces of black lacquer on the surface, initially looks like yamagane but could be a brass alloy, possibly shinchu. The random design motif is stamped kiri and kiku crests. The kozuka hitsu ana was added later. The ji includes traces of lacquer on both sides. Shape: Mokkogata 5.85cm x 5.34, Mimi 3.91mm.