T381. Iron Tsuba with Fearsome Dragon
T381. Iron tsuba with gold, dragon, nicely raised rim. 7.5 x 7.7 x .6 cm at the rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. Impressive work when you stop to think about it. Either the plate was excavated to leave the high rim or the rim was created from an extension of the plate. Either way this smith makes a lot less an hour than my plumber does.
Condition is excellent. $225.