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Two Higo Tsuba
Two Higo Tsuba


Two Higo Tsuba
Edo period (18th century)
The first a Jingo brass plate carved with a carp leaping in waves; the second a copper mokko plate finished with an ishime surface and decorated with foliate scroll
2 7/8in. (7.2cm.); 3in. (7.6cm.) long
The second with Hozon tosogu (Sword-fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 452847 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2007.6.31 (2)

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