Tsuba with reeds, willow, and a spider


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    Each face with a few irregular groups of rounded hollows; on the front a floating willow-leaf in incrustation of shakudō with gold-inlaid venation and gold nunome back; on it is a gilt spider; at the back broken reeds by a stream in faint modelling touched with gold nunome; four-sided kōgai-hole; rim half silver, half shakudō.

    Signed: Bōshū Iwakuni no jū ("resident of Iwakuni in Suō province") Kataoka Tadayuki [Japanese text].

    Compare the next [EAX.10308].

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