Tsuba with monkey and hawk


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    Slightly concave between edge and seppadai; in low relief on the front a monkey on a rock by a stream waving to two others on an outlying dead tree-branch; their faces are in copper, and leaves and stems of a creeper are in copper, sentoku and gold; at the back, a hawk on a pine-tree stump, with three sails and water in the distance; creeper, bamboo-grass and riggings in gold wire inlay; edge formerly gilt in nunome.

    Signed: CHNJ Hachidō Tomonobu [Japanese text] saku. (Unrecorded; but a guard formerly in the Gaskell Collection, lot 1635, is signed by the same, with the additional name Gorozayemon.)

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