17 November 1998
A SHAKUDO SOTEN TSUBA
Signed Soheishi Soten gyonen hachijuhachisai koreo horu (made at the age of 88), Goshu Sawayama no junin, Edo Period (late 18th Century)
The oval nanakoji plate decorated with a dragon among high waves in takanikubori, gold and copper iroe zogan, a hole for a kozuka plugged with shakudo, square mimi
3in. (7.6cm.), thickness 4.5mm.
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Accompanied by a Bunka certificate by the Nihon Tosogu Museum.
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