T333. San Mai Awase Tsuba
T333. Kinko tsuba: san mai awase construction with a pair of repousse bronze plates over a copper core and with fukurin. 7.5 x 7.5 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. Abumi and kabuto (stirrups and helmet) have fallen, an allusion to the fallen Samurai after battle. Gold overlay (mercury gilding, I believe) highlights. Condition is fine with only some loss of the gold to mention. $225.