Tsuba with chrysanthemoid florets and sword-blades


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    The front chrysanthemoid, with 16 sunk florets, each paved with aogai lacquer (comminuted pearl-shell); actually the intervals between the florets are ken blades with obtuse points, continuing across the sd.; a similar description applies to the back, except that both the lacquer and the chrysanthemum idea are absent, and there is an inner ring of [Figure] shapes linking blades together.

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