C245. Iron Tsuba with Elaborate Silver Inlay
C245. Iron tsuba with extensive silver (and some gold) inlay. 7.5 x 8.1 x .3 cm at the rim (this tsuba is slightly Go stone shape, thicker at the seppa-dai). The nakago hitsu-ana is.7 x 2.9 cm. Hizen, specifically Nagasaki, is a likely source for the work and 19th century also makes sense (according to the consignor). The iron is in excellent condition; maybe 10% of the silver is gone. $175.