K163. Iron Sukashi Tsuba Papered to Bushu Ido
K163. Iron sukashi tsuba. 7.8 x 7.8 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. Rice, leaves and grain, is the theme: nicely carved. This comes with a paper (sorry, I don’t know who issued it) dated 1980 and giving the tsuba to Bushu Ido. Ido means well, as in a place to get water; maybe this is a way of saying from some group in Bushu. There is a crack in the rim which was there when the paper was granted. Priced accordingly. $295.