T316. Iron Tsuba with Gold, Shakudo, & Copper Suhama
T316. Inlaid iron sukashi tsuba. 6.5 x 6.7 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. The theme is Suhama, which represents either a pebbled beach or a cartoon mouse. Suhama are done in sukashi, gold and shakudo filled sukashi, gold nunome, and copper outline. The nunome is largely missing and there is a lamination separation on the seppa-dai. $150.