Q128. Owari Kinko Tsuba, Shakudo Nanako & Gold
Q128. Fancy kinko tsuba. 6.3 x 7.1 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.2 cm. I’m calling this Owari KInko because another tsuba in this group, with very similar work, has a paper to tha school. There is a gold dragon among shakudo clouds on the rim; the sukashi at top and bottom is the kiri mon. Condition is pretty much perfect; this comes in a fitted box. $595.