Tsuba with dragon and sacred pearl


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    Within the rounded border a dragon flatly modelled in openwork; nunome gilding on the sacred pearl, the horns and claws, silver on the "feelers".

    Signed: Matsuyama Shōami Sōshō ([Japanese text] "supreme artist") Chūkō-kaisan ([Japanese text] "rehabilitator of the family's fortunes") Mori-uji? ([Japanese text]?)

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