T222. Aizu Shoami Iron Tsuba
T222. Iron tsuba wth gold inlay. 7.6 x 8.3 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.8 cm. This was given to Aizu Shoami, circa 1750 by the collector before me. Very fine carving in excellent condition. There are 2 sword cuts on the plate, something not often seen. Almost all of the gold remains on one side and most is missing on the other. $275.