Round tsuba with flowers and a conch shell


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    Polished surface with ishime graining; asymmetrically pierced with five devices (a chrysanthemum, a flower of five spiked petals, a conch shell, a cherry-blossom, and three holes forming with the kodzuka hole a large plum-blossom?); numerous silver "nail-heads"; shakudō rim. An early 18th century version of an older guard of yamagane.

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