Q690. Iron Tsuba, Monkey & Moon
Q690. 6 sided iron tsuba with raised rim. 6.5 x 7.2 x .6 cm on the rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 at the greatest x 1.7 cm (unusual nakago ana). On the front we see a monkey reaching out to catch the reflection of the moon in water; on the back we find the moon. The monkey is shakudo, the moon silver, and there is gold on tree branches above the monkey. There are subtle tekkotsu on the rim and plate. This comes in a fitted box. $325.
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