Tsuba with 'long life' character, butterfly, and leaves


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    The front boldly chased as basketwork with a large raised seal-character (ju, "long life") enamelled in dirty white; the back with a butterfly and leaves in champlevé enamel, chiefly green, and two patches of basketwork; the edge cloisonné-enamelled green to represent a bamboo-stem.

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