T422. Copper or Yamagane Tsuba with Gold & Shakudo
T422. Copper or yamagane tsuba. 7.3 x 7.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.9 cm. A crab worked in shakudo sits on a leaf worked in gold and shakudo; on the back water is represented with shakudo streams. Late Edo or maybe even later, I believe (but what do I know). Condition is excellent. $175.