Tsuba in the form of four leaves


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    Elongated lozenge shape with lobed edges, formed as four leaves champlevé-enamelled green, leaving the venation and edge in reserve; the back unfinished and slightly concave.

    Adapted, by the cutting of a tang-hole and kozuka-hole, from a kugikakushi ("nail-hide"), an ornamental stud used to conceal unsightly constructional nails in architectural interior woodwork.

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