Mokkō-shaped tsuba with five Sparrow Dancers


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    Mokkō; thickened rounded edge; decorated in slight engraving, gold and silver nunome, and incrustation of shibuichi with a group of five Sparrow Dancers; at the back a clam with seaweed; grooved plug to kodzuka-hole, half plain shibuichi, half gilt (diagonal division). Signed: Kakushōken [Japanese text] Yoshi?- ... ([Japanese text] ? ...) with kakihan [Figure]. (Unrecorded.)

    F. V. Dickins Collection. The design is based on a drawing in the Hokusai Mangwa.

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