Menuki of snowflakes from one of the greats in kinko work, Kano Natsuo. He lived through the opening up of Japan to the west and saw the transition all of the kinko workers had to make going from sword fittings to making wares for Western Trade. He Learned Trade through his Apprenticeship to Aoka Harutsura. He Worked from 1850-1895. https://www.facebook.com/marcuschambersmetalarts/photos_stream
Japanese Kozuka (small sword case) , Edo era (1603~1868)
Japanese kozuka (hilt of a small sword or the small sword itself)
STUBA WOOD......PARTAGE OF MAHIR OZKAN.......ON FACEBOOK........
Kano Natsuo.kOGO,INCENSE BOX.
Hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, pierced iron, depicting wild geese in clouds with two ships' masts in the foreground, signed Akao Yoshitsugu of Edo, Japan, ca. 1800-1850.
Japanese sword guard - Tsuba
Soten Tsuba, the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
Kozuka, Edo period, Kano Natsuo (Japan, 1828–1898) http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/kozuka-blade-443577