|Set of shakudo fittings
design of chrysanthemums. Tsuba is very nice, solid shakudo plate
with design of mass chrysanthemums in gold and shakudo. Design is
attractive, and shows quite a bit of work. Rim edge is done in gold
and has some wear. Menuki are of same design, but seem to have more
age to them. In good condition, they have a feeling of "age"
to them. Possibly placing them in the Momoyama period would not be
out of line. They are well carved and done in very dark black shakudo
with gold for the flowers. The fuchi kashira are fair, design has
chrysanthemums and leaves. Done on a shakudo nanako background with
shakudo , gold and silver used for the design. Shakudo shitodome are
included. All in al a nice set for a fair price for shakudo fittings.