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Jingo Bell Flower Tsuba
A Higo Jingo tsuba of Chinese bell flowers in takabori with silver nunome. The mimi as well is carved from the plate. Good color and condition. 7.58 cm x 7.29 x 3.49 mm.
Additional information from a collector of Jingo tsuba " Very nice Jingo you just listed. If I didn’t have a very similar example already I would have ordered it straight away. Almost certainly by the 3rd Jingo master "
Additional information from Michael Cox:
The design in higo terms is called “Hosoge mon, meaning noble or precious
flower, a stylised flower based on the lotus/Chinese peonies and introduced as a
Buddhist motif in Japan around the 8th century AD.
The dote mimi is very nicely done , this coupled with the hitsu ana are what make me think its quite early work of the third Jingo (1691-1777).d rare example.