Q237. Fine Shakudo Nanako Tsuba Over Run with Dragons
Q237. Very fine soft metal tsuba: shakudo nanako with gold dragons and gold, shakudo, & copper cloud forms. And if that were’nt enough, there are gold leaf clusters spaced around the nanako rim. 7.4 x 8.1 x .4 cm on the plate. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. The nanako here is quite amazing. Perfect vertical rows on the inner portion of the plate; they follow the curves on the section near the rim and in the trough between the 2.