J120. Namban Tsuba, Sino-Tibetan Qing
J120. Namban tsuba. 6.6 x 7 x .35 cm The nakago hitsu-ana is.8 x 2.7 cm. Incredible complexity in this design, fish-dragons in the waves, lotus blossom/flaming jewel?, and a pagoda. The carving crosses over and under and the kogai & kotsuka hitsu-ana are original to the piece. The rim is gilt beading and almost all of the gold remains. Amazing condition. $345.