Mokkō-shaped tsuba with wood grain decoration


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    Oblong mokkō; sentoku centre of irregular profile surrounded by the shakudō, but having three narrow outlets to the edge; each face engraved with coarse vertical wood-grain and inlaid with gold-cloisonné panels and "Hirata curls." Signed: Hirata Harunari [Japanese text]. (Eighth Master, d. 1840.)

    Japan Society, London, Loan Exhibition, 1905, no. S.10.

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