H377. Higo Jingo Sukashi Tsuba. Holbrook
H377. Iron sukashi tsuba. 7.4 x 7.6 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.9 cm. From the Holbrook collection; Skip’s tag reads, “Higo Jingo School”. Dragon flies appear quite often on kodogu; this is one of the nicer depictions I’ve seen. The iron feels heavy & dense but fine cross-hatching on the insects makes them look grainier than the actually are. Excellent condition. $645.