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An Akasaka Daisho Tsuba
An Akasaka Daisho Tsuba


An Akasaka Daisho Tsuba
Edo period (18th century)
The pair of circular iron sukashi tsuba designed with a rounded, lobed rim and carved with four sets of ginger plants separated by stylized birds in flight, the surface details carved with fine lines
3in. (7.5cm.); 2¾in. (7.1cm.) diameter
With Tokubetsu kicho tosogu (Especially precious sword-fitting) certificate (for the dai only) no. 35 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1976.9.22 (2)

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