Tsuba with chrysanthemum florets and aoi, or wild ginger


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    Rounded oblong, 24-lobed; the surface radially grooved to represent chrysanthemum florets; encrusted with four aoi plants (Asarum, wild ginger) in silver-gilt and shakudō.

    Signed (in swordsmiths' style: Sadahiro) ([Japanese text])

    The ornament is a subsequent addition, probably by the same Shōami artist as produced an almost identical design in no. 292 [EAX.10292].

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