Round tsuba with dragons and Precious Objects


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    Engraved on the front with an ascending and descending dragon and pearl amid cloud-forms, on the back with four compartments each containing one of the Eight Precious Objects (sword, lute, horn, and scroll); ground of small punched circles, with borderes of larger ones; leaf border round the whole design; kodzuka-hole perhaps original, small kōgai-hole cut later. Hirado work.

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