Tsuba with blossoming plum branches


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    On each face are branches of a blossoming plum-tree finely modelled in sharp relief, the flowers in silver with gold centres; edge heavily hammered up. Signed at the back: Hashimoto [Japanese text] Isshi [Japanese text], with kakihan [Japanese text], and dated on the front, Keiō II (1866), early spring (first month), kore wo saku; another of this artist's noms de ciseau, Yūshūsha [Japanese text] appears in raised characters on the field of the front.

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