Tsuba with mitsudomoye and mitsudomoye-kuyō mon


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    Polished ground, encrusted with large badges in tinted gold, with slight modelling; on the front these comrpise a mitsudomoye-kuyō (nine groups of thee comma-shapes each, arranged as the kuyō or badge of nine circles or "stars"), also two single mitsudomoye; of the latter, the lower one is pierced and is repeated at the back, where it is accompanied by a second mitsudomoye-kuyō; shakudō nanako plugs to rh. Signed: Kawai [Japanese text] Hisatada [Japanese text] with kakihan [Figure]. (Unrecorded.)

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