J136. Carp Becoming a Dragon Tsuba
J136. Kanton (Namban) tsuba. 7 x 7.3 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.6 cm. According to the consignor, this tsuba depicts the tale of a carp ascending a waterfall to become a dragon. Intricate carving of the iron and gold nunome; condition is excellent. $300.