T368. Published Iron Sukashi Tsuba, rat & Daikon
T368. Iron sukashi tsuba with gold inlay. 8.3 x 8.3 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.6 cm. I know this is a rat and I’m pretty sure that’s a daikon. Very nicely carved and the gold appears to be perfectly intact. This tsuba is published in Tsuba Shusei by Nakamura (see B525 on my site), a fairly important book on the subject. Someone should buy this soon; I’m alergic to daikon. Condition is excellent. $425.