Tsuba with chequer pattern

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  • Catalogue text

    Thin; nearly circular; solid square centre surrounded by a pierced chequer of two rows on each side (52 square openings); the centre and border show on each face traces of very fine brass wire inlay, on the former scrolls, on the latter key pattern.

    Perhaps the oldest guard in the collection.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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