Q636. Iron Tsuba with Extensive Gold Inlay
Q636. All of the soft metal inlay on this tsuba is gold and most all of it is intact. A peasant pulls in a fishing net, I believe, on the front as geese descend from above. On the back he is seen approaching what might be drying racks for his nets. 7.9 x 7.9 x .45 cm on the shakudo fukurin. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.9 cm. $295.