Tsuba with flowering vine and butterfly


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    Iroye inlay of a vine in flower; on the right (left, at back) and cut into by the kōgai-hole is a square lattice window inlaid in gold, the interstices filled with shakudō; on the front is also a cricket, on the back a butterfly; silver-lined rh.; sd. bordered by an inlaid line of silver; shakudō rim.

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