Q585. Iron Tsuba with Unusual Surface Treatment
Q585. Mokko shape iron tsuba with raised rim and gold inlay. 7.1 x 7.2 x .5 cm on the rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .75 x 2.8 cm. The plate’s surface has been altered with a punch or chisel to give it verticle grain; comes across like coarsely woven cloth. Some of the gold in horizontal lines is missing but some of it may have been left off intentionally. The shakudo pillows in the 2 ryo hitsu are a nice touch. I think this deserves a serious look. $250.