Tsuba with egrets, men in boats, and a water wheel


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    Treated on each face as if in two layers, the upper pierced in irregular curves and encrusted with a flight of tiny egrets in silver with gold legs and shakudō beaks, with raised engraved clouds; the lower modelled as waves with men in ferry-boats, a water-wheel, herbage, etc., the details in tinted gold, silver and shakudō.

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