H400. Higo Tsuba with Dragons
H400. From the Holbrook collection; Skip’s tag reads, “Higo Smooth Dragons”. 7.8 x 8.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.9 cm. The dragons were, and to some extent still are, picked out with gold nunome. Great crisp carving and a smooth velvety surface: nice tsuba. $255.