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Four Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba
Four Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), THE SECOND INSCRIBED YANAGAWA NAOMITSU AND WITH KAO

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Four Kinko (Mixed-Metal) Tsuba
Edo period (19th century), the second inscribed Yanagawa Naomitsu and with kao
Comprising an iron ishime-ji plate decorated with a long-tailed bird on a plum branch in taka-bori and gold and silver zogan; an oval shibuichi migaki-ji plate with cranes in flight above grasses in iroe taka-zogan and sen-bori; a rounded-rectangular shibuichi migaki-ji plate with herons on a willow branch under a full moon in shishiai-bori and iroe taka-zogan and hira-zogan; an oval shakudo migaki-ji tanto tsuba with blossoms on a stream in gold Kaga-style inlays and katakiri-bori
3¼in. (8.3cm.) long (the largest) (4)
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