Tsuba with flying cuckoo and crescent moon


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    Oblong, with the lower angles rounded, the upper irregularly truncated; "wire" edge; the kodzuka-hole enlarged to represent a flying cuckoo in negative silhouette; a large hanging crescent moon inlaid in silver on the front; ground softly engraved with cloud-strata. Signed on the field at the back: Kishōtei [Japanese text] with gold-inlaid seal Mitsuhiro [Japanese text]. (Son of the founder.)

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