R113. Nara Shigeharu Fuchi Kashira
R113. Fuchi kashira signed Nara Shigeharu with a kao. Brass ishime-ji with shakudo and gold inlay: a tree with a bird hanging out. Nara Shigeharu was a student of Nara Toshinaga (one of the Nara San Saku). The inside dimensions of the fuchi are 1.4 x 3.3 x .6 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.6 cm. The plate below the ito hitsu of the kashira has been bent. This could be straightened (carefully) or left as is. If the set were mounted this would disappear under the wrap. Otherwise condition is excellent. Was $300, now $230.