Round tsuba with three aoi, or wild ginger leaves

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  • Catalogue text

    Formed as the aoi-gomon or badge of the Tokugawa Shōguns, three aoi leaves tip to tip within a ring (the stout, square border), from which their short stems spring; the venation of the leaves is given on each face in fine gold inlay (not nunome as the printed catalogue has it).

    Hawkshaw collection, no.1182.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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