Lenticular tsuba with gourds on a vine


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    Lenticular, with "wire" edge; on each face a gourd-vine delicately modelled in low, partly sunk relief, against an interrupted lattice rendered by fine sawcuts; the small fruits ("double gourds") are encrusted with gold or silver, which metals also provide a number of dewdrops.

    Sir Arthur Church reads the name as Katsunari.

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