Q587. Iron Tsuba, Butterfly and Kiku
Q587. Iron tsuba: mokko gata with a raised rim. 7.9 x 8.5 x .45 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 3 cm. Waves in a diamond, even on the seppa-dai, front and back. A butterfly (or maybe a moth) on the front and chrysanthemum (kiku) on the back, worked in gold inlay. There is some loss of gold on the insect wings; otherwise condition is fine. $325.