Q623. Iron Tsuba with Lacquer


Q623.  Large iron tsuba with concentric rings and raised rim. 8.1 x 8.2 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.7 cm. At one time this tsuba was covered in lacquer; much of it remains. There are gold circles inlaid on the rim; some of the gold is missing.  Was $180, now $125.