K141. Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Gold Mei
K141. Iron sukashi tsuba. 6.8 x 7 x .33 at the rim (thicker in the center). The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. This is signed in grass script (which I have been told reads Seiryuken Eiju) with a gold inlay kao on one side and gold inlay Kiyonaga on the other. There is gold inlay of Mon, I believe, on the plate and reaching over the rim. Most of the gold on the rim is lost; most of the gold on the plate remains. Except for the missing gold, all is well. $295.