Tsuba with double-gourd plants


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    Thin; pierced with two double-gourds in negative silhouette, the smaller below, the other above and to the left; the latter is plugged with sentoku nanako; the gourd-vine itself is rendered in champlevé enamel on each face, the leaves and stems dark green, the two flowers white, with gold-cloisonné enamel red for the centre of one; irregular ishime ground.

    W. L. Behrens Collection, no. 1656, plate XXVIII.

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