Tsuba with bamboo-shaped rim


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    Square, with rounded angles; general ground of coarse ishime, further punched with numerous small devices, mostly circular, singly or in close and regular groups; stout silver rim modelled as bamboo; ryōhitsu eyeletted with bamboo-pattern silver, one somewhat cresent-shaped.

    Japan Society's Loan Exhibition, London, 1905, no.R.40. A guard of unusually striking appearance.

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