Tsuba with dragons and pearls amid karakusa, or scrolling plant pattern


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    Two dragons and pearl amid karakusa; below is a square seal-form of the character ju [Japanese text], "long life"; the pearl and the cheeks, shoulders and thighs of the dragons are in brass, as is also a loose ball in the mouth of each; oval seppadai with thin roped border; square border of guard grooved on each face.

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