Octagonal tsuba with Chinese pendent

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  • Catalogue text

    Rounded octagonal; on the front a flat raised symmetrical design of a Chinese pendent ornament with two large ovoid drops, covered with gold or silver wire nunome, and, in base, a seal-character [[Japanese text] JŌ, koyeda, "twig", also "item", "district"] (gilt); ground filled in with dark green enamel, much decayed; the back covered with a diagonal checker in silver wire nunome; modern shakudō rim; shapeless kodzuka-hole plugged with lead (recent). Nagasaki work.

Glossary of terms

kozuka

nunome-zōgan

shakudō

tsuba

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