Tsuba with cockleshells and waterweed


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    Of irregular rounded profile, looking like a roughly shaped slab of mud; in fine shakudō incrustation are trails of waterweed (milfoil) and three cockle-shells (two at the back); from two of the shells the living creature just protrudes in silver. Signed: Jochiku [as EAX.11128].

    An outstanding piece. Japan Society, London, Loan Exhibition, 1905, no. R.1.

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