Mokkō-shaped tsuba with cruciform shape and key pattern


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    Mokkō; thick border with narrow plain edging on each face running round the heart-shaped piercing at each angle; within this on each lobe the border is concave, with stone-grain surface, finishing inwardly in a narrow band of key-pattern; the thin field has been cut away (originally?) leaving a cruciform reserve to support the seppadai; on the front the four arms are each filled by a seal-character (unread), on the back by the remaining portions of two dragons with clouds and sacred pearl, all being in flat sharply cut relief.

    Hirado Work (strictly belongs to group XXIX).

    Hawkshaw Collection, no.525.

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