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Four Tsuba

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Four Tsuba
An iron tsuba with Shoki in high relief, hiding a demon beneath a straw hat, in copper, shakudo, and gold inlay, the tsuba with two hitsuana rimmed with silver, with the kogai hitsuana intruding into Shoki's body, signed Toshinaga Monjin Toshiharu, 19th century, 8.6cm.; an iron tsuba with an official sweeping the maple leaves which have fallen around the Tatsuta river under maple tree, signed possibly Hiryusai Toshikazu and inscribed Hino Tameyoshi konomi ni yori kore tsukuru, 8.2cm; a copper tsuba with a priest in high relief iroe zogan looking out at night over a lantern into a landscape with distant Chinese pavilions, signed Masayuki, 19th century, 9.2cm.; a large iron plate tsuba with butterflies and squirrels among grape vines carved and inlaid in gold and copper, 18th century, 9.8cm. (4)
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