Round tsuba with karakusa, or scrolling plant pattern, interspersed with aoi, or wild ginger


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    The outer part of the border raised and of double-convex section; the field pierced in a design very similar to that of Nos. 6 and 7 [EAX.10006 and EAX.10007]; all available surfaces are covered with an inlay of brass and silver with engraving finish (karakusa foliage interspersed with tiny leaves of aoi, most of the latter being in silver).

    Behrens Collection, no.1066, pl.XV.

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