T320. Sukashi Tsuba, Possible Jingo
T320. Iron sukashi tsuba with design of plovers. 7.9 x 8 x 3.3 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. Paging through Mr. Ito’s book on Hirata and Shimizu I came across this design attributed to the 4th Shimizu Jingo master. I can’t tell you that this tsuba is by the same hand but evidence points that way. There are subtle tekkotsu on the rim. $550.