A daisho pair of rounded iron tsuba
A daisho pair of rounded iron tsuba, signed Choshu Noju Sakushinao Tomohisa. The design is fallen Autumn leaves and fruit with gold nunome details (yo-sukashi and ito-bori) comprising ginko, maple and oak with fir cones and acorns. Choshu school, 19th century. See Takezawa "Nihon Toban Zusetsu" No 456 for a similar design also by Choshu Tomohisa: and Hartman Collection No 12.
Height 7.4cms and 7.0cms