Tsuba with gold striations


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    Slightly irregular ground; the only decoration a border of pencils of gold nunome of varying length issuing from the edge on each face; ryōhitsu edged with gold nunome.

    Hawkshaw Collection, no.249. The design probably represents the more usual Amida-yasurime or radial striations. A guard with similar decoration in the Moslé Collection, no.636, signed by the same artist, has a plain border beyond the gilt lines.

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