Octagonal tsuba with dragons and clouds


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    Octagonal; on the front flat decoration in gold nunome (an ascending an descending dragon with conch-shell); on the back engraved copper inlay with gold edging (dragon and clouds); sd. marked with double-lined long-octagonal frame of gold wire on the front, gold and copper wire on the back; narrow border and edge gilt; lead plug in kōgai-hole. Hizen (Nagasaki work).

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