T331. Iron Tsuba with Gold & Silver Inlay
T331. Iron tsuba with carved chrysanthemum and soft metal inlay. 5.3 x 6.3 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.5 cm. Maple leaves in gold and silver float on a braided stream of silver; Water drops or bubbles in silver ten-zogan complete the scene. The work quality and condition are both excellent. There remains on the seppa-dai what looks to be parts of a signature or attribution in orange lacquer. I think this is better than average; it is a quite nice tsuba. $225.