Mokkō-shaped tsuba with chrysanthemums and inome, or heart-shapes


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    Faint mokkō; thin, with thick border; highly polished; symmetrically punched on each face with eight small circular chrysanthemums, gilt; between these the ground is alternately pierced with quatrefoils and compressed inome (heart-shapes), the latter impinged upon by the four sharp inward cusps of the border.

    16th century (the ryōhitsu cut later).

    Resembles a guard in the Oeder Collection (no.134, "15th century") and one in the Moslé Collection (no.74, "15th century").

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