Tsuba with lotus leaves and dewdrops


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    Iron, of shakudō finish (magnetic oxide patina). Rounded oblong; modelled in the round as two overlapping lotus-leaves, one with stem; the venation is delicately rendered in engraving and several irregularly shaped perforations (including the ryōhitsu) represent the results of decay; a number of dewdrops are given by gold dots.

    Signed Umetada Masatsugu ([Japanese text] in cursive) with kakihan [Japanese text].

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