Q154. Tsuba With a Dragon on Fine Nanako Shakudo Plate
Q154. Shakudo nanako tsuba signed Yokoya Somin. 8 x 8.9 x .4 cm from corner to corner. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.8 cm. The plate is very fine nanako, the raised dragon is worked in gold and shakudo, and he is winding through shakudo clouds. Somin is a very important name in kodogu; I suspect this isn’t a true signature. In any case, the tsuba is large, heavy, and impressive. Excellent condition. $225.