P108. Papered Heianjo Zogan Tsuba
P108. Papered Heianjo Zogan tsuba. 8.4 x 8.5 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.9 cm. Iron with brass inlay: grasses and blossums (I believe, or are they butterflies) with ten zogan. The paper was issued in 1997 by the NTHK (Mr. Yoshikawa was alive at the time, I beieve) and gives this to Heianjo Zogan Saku. I have also the shinsa work sheet which gives the piece 70 points and dates it to Edo, EM (for early to middle, I believe).
A few of the ten zogan dots are missing; otherwise condition is fine and there are subtle tekkotsu on the rim. Was$400; now $320.