Mokkō-shaped tsuba with bottle gourd vines

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  • Catalogue text

    Mokkō; thickened towards the edge; modelled completely in the round as a tangled mass of bottle-gourd vines, the small fruits and many of the leaves covered with tinted gold nunome.

    Somewhat resembles in design a smaller guard, also of mokkō shape, acquired by Mr. C.P.Peak at the Oscar Björck Sale (Glendinings, Jan.1923, lot 296), illustrated on plate VII of the sale catalogue. There, however, the venation of the leaves is in gold inlay, not nunome.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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