Tosogu: Antique Sword Fittings for Sale

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Available Fittings

These antique tosogu are currently available for sale.

Hozon Yanagawa Naomitsu Menuki

Yanagawa Naomitsu

Joko

Mid Edo (ca. 1760)

Hozon Tosogu

Solid gold menuki from the Yanagawa master. On consignment.

$4,800

Hozon Ishiguro Koreyoshi Fuchigashira

Ishiguro Koreyoshi

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1850)

Hozon Tosogu

Beautiful work by one of the top Ishiguro masters.

$18,000 -new-

Tokubetsu Hozon Ichinomiya Nagatsune Tsuba

Ichinomiya Nagatsune

Meiko

Mid Edo (ca. 1780)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Rare work in takabori nanako by the most clever of tosogu artists.

-hold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Tobari Tomihisa Kozuka

Tobari Tomihisa

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1800)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Rare work of the Edo master Tomihisa, formerly in the Mitsumura collection.

$12,000 -new-

Hozon Mino School Menuki

Mino School

Momoyama to Early Edo (ca. 1620)

Hozon Tosogu

Beautiful plum blossoms in high karat solid gold.

$2,000 -new-

Tokubetsu Hozon Funada Ikkin Yoshimori Tsuba

Funada Ikkin Yoshimori

Ryoko

Late Edo (ca. 1850)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Two beautiful pieces in textbook Ikkin style by the nidai Funada Ikkin.

$14,500

Hozon Ishiguro Masachika Daisho Soroikanagu

Ishiguro Masachika

Ryuko

Late Edo (ca. 1810)

Hozon Tosogu

An early set from the Ishiguro school by one of the direct students of Masatsune.

$29,500

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.

-please enquire-

Tosogu: Reference Archive

The following fittings are not for sale, but presented for education.

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Joshin Menuki

Goto Joshin

Late Muromachi (ca. 1540)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A touching pair of tadpoles in shakudo by the 3rd mainline Goto master Joshin, with Kanzan hakogaki.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Kaga Kinko Tsuba

Kaga Kinko

Middle Edo (ca. 1700)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

A shakudo and gold, cloud dragon and tiger tsuba.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Omori Eiman Mitokoromono

Omori Eiman

Joko

Edo (ca. 1790)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Wonderful bats in the style of Somin a highly regarded artist of the Omori school.

-sold-

Hozon Otsuki School Menuki

Otsuki School

Late Edo (ca. 1830)

Hozon Tosogu

Chidori in flight over the moon and waves, in solid gold.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Ishiguro Koretsune Kozuka

Ishiguro Koretsune

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1825)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Rare and beautiful work of one of the early Ishiguro masters.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Tetsugendo Shoraku Daisho Fuchigashira

Tetsugendo Shoraku

Meiko

Mid Edo (ca. 1760)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Marvellous iron daisho fuchigashira, signed by the one of the three great craftsmen of Kyoto.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Yoshioka Inaba-no-Suke Tsuba

Yoshioka Inaba-no-Suke

Joko

Mid Edo (ca. 1750)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Beautiful signed work by the main line of the Yoshioka school.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Goto Ichijo Menuki

Goto Ichijo

Meijin

End of Edo (1865)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Quail in silver, signed Hogen Ichijo saku and made at the end of his life.

-sold-

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.

-sold-

Hozon Otsuki Mitsuoki Tsuba

Otsuki Mitsuoki

Meiko

Late Edo (ca. 1810)

Hozon Tosogu

Katakiribori tiger by the top master of the Otsuki school.

-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 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.

-sold-

Hozon Goto Teijo Menuki

Goto Teijo

Meiko

Early Edo (ca. 1650)

Hozon Tosogu

Fantastic dragons, in mint condition, by the 9th mainline Goto master.

-sold-

Hozon Unno School Menuki

Unno School

Meiji (ca. 1870)

Hozon Tosogu

Hard to find work of the Unno school.

-sold-

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.

-sold-

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 Kikuoka Mitsuyuki Menuki

Kikuoka Mitsuyuki

Joko

Late Edo (ca. 1780)

Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu

Machibori dragons from the founder of the Kikuoka school.

-sold-

Hozon Murakami Masanori Fuchigashira

Murakami Masanori

Joko

Mid Edo (ca. 1780)

Hozon Tosogu

Seamonsters! Cute squid, very typical work of the Murakami school.

-sold-

Hozon Omori Terumitsu Fuchigashira

Omori Terumitsu

Edo (ca. 1790)

Hozon Tosogu

Excellent fuchigashira of dragons by the 3rd head of the Omori school.

-sold-

Juyo Omori Mitsutoki Daisho Koshirae

Omori Mitsutoki

Late Edo (ca. 1800 – 1830)

Juyo Tosogu

An incredible original daisho set by the Omori artist Mitsutoki. One of only 55 daisho koshirae awarded Juyo by the NBTHK. Particularly rare, and beautiful. Property of a private collector.

-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-

Hozon Yokoya Soju Fuchigashira

Yokoya Soju

Mid Edo (ca. 1700)

Hozon Tosogu

Dynamic horses by one of the early Yokoya school artists, featured in the Kinko Meikan.

-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 Eiman Menuki

Omori Eiman

Joko

Edo (ca. 1790)

Hozon Tosogu

Shakudo menuki in the style of Yokoya by the son of Eishu.

-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-

Hozon Nara School Tsuba

Nara School

Edo (ca. 1700)

Hozon Tosogu

A charming tsuba in lacquered copper, shakudo, silver, brass and gold, in the form of bamboo basketware.

-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-

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