TSUBA

UMETADA TOMOYUKI

TOKUBETSU HOZON

ALEXANDER MOSLE COLLECTION

Rare Umetada Tsuba signed Umetada Tomoyuki.  Signed examples such as this from the famous Umetada school are quite rare.

Tsuba depicts a giant Eggplant and harvesters.  As eggplant is supposed to represent good luck, perhaps this tsuba symbolizes a wish for good luck.

This tsuba was once part of the renowned Alexander Mosle collection.