Tsuba depicting a property boat used in nō drama


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    Rounded oblong; "wire" edge; the front modelled with one of the skeleton property boats used in certain nō dramas (large square sail with karahana diaper in gold nunome; angle-plates, halyards and tassels in silver); on the back, below, a few waves sunk below the field in engraved silver with gold spray-drops.

    Almost forms a pair with a larger guard in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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