Q135. Iron Dragon Tsuba Signed in Gold
Q135. Iron tsuba with a fearsome dragon. 7.2 x 7.5 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. This is signed in gold inlay: Tomikane. The tsuba comes with a laminated appraisal from Aoi-Art in Tokyo. They say this is late Edo period and that the smith was very good at inlay work and collaborated with Kuniyasu. Aoi’s price was 30,000 Yen; mine is $245. Condition is excellent.