H370. Higo Tsuba Nishigaki Kanshiro I by Holbrook
H370. Yamagane (copper) plate tsuba with gold inlay. 6.6 x 7.1 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.7 cm. This tsuba has come out of the Skip Holbrook collection; Skip’s tag says, “Higo Nishigaki Kanshiro I”. A fierce eagle perches in an oak (I believe) tree, the bird on one side and branches & leafs on the other. Condition is wonderful: an impressive piece. $895.