T231. Ko Kinko, Gilt Tsuba
T231. Ko Kinko tsuba. 7.5 x 7.6 x .3 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.8 cm. I think the plate metal is copper but bronze or shibuichi are possibilities also. The plate has been covered in very fine amida yasuri and gilded. These early soft metal tsuba have a presence; they don’t jump out at you but once noticed they hold attention.
There are a few scratches but nothing serious. $340.