Mokkō-shaped tsuba depicting a dove sitting on a cryptomeria tree


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    Faint-mokkō; "wire" edge; flat relief modelling of a cryptomeria tree and cloud-wrack; on a branch sits a dove in bold iroye incrustation; about the trunk is a shime-nawa decoration in gold and silver; above is the sun's disk in gold; at the back, in shibuichi, the corner of a torii and the tops of other trees; rh. plugged with diagonally striated shakudō. Signed: Tsunemasa [Japanese text] with kakihan [Figure]. (Unrecorded.)

    Competent work, but uninspired.

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