T432. Awa Shoami Tsuba, Very Fine
T432. Iron tsuba with gold and silver (or possibly sahari) inlay of waves and seashells. 8.5 x 8.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .95 x 3 cm. A former owner has told me this is Awa Shoami work; he knows more than I do so that’s what I’ll go with. This is a very impressive tsuba in excellent condition. There is a museum or large collection inventory number painted on the seppa-dai. Great piece. $395.