Mokkō-shaped tsuba with sea shells amid waves

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    Mokkō; each face represents in low relief the sea with curling wave-crests; on this ground are raised, in bold incrustation of gold, shakudō, silver and copper, twenty shells (about eleven varieties, including sea-urchin, Echinus); very narrow border resembling an unflanged rim.

Glossary of terms

sentoku

shakudō

tsuba

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