Mokkō-shaped tsuba with flowers and plants


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    Mokkō; thick; "wire" edge; each face realistically modelled in low relief with detached botanical subjects: - on the front, plum-tree, ground-bamboo, clematis and pink; on the back, aster, iris in water, pine-saplings, old pine-tree and lespedeza; flowers and other details in silver incrustation; edge similarly encrusted with a regular scrolling stem set with stellate blossoms.

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