Tsuba with maple leaves


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    Rounded oblong; brilliantly polished surface, almost entirely covered (including the edge) with a kikkō daiper (see no. 73) [EAX.10073] in faint relief; on this are six maple leaves, their tips touched with gold nunome; large udenuki holes; tiny kozuka-hole.

    Signed Yasuiye [Japanese text], with kakihan [Japanese text].

    Japan Society's Loan Exhibition, London,1905, no.Q.39. Yasuiye, written as above, was one of the names of Nobuiye I, but the guard is obviously late.

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