London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
an inlaid iron tsuba decorated in silver and gilt with a hound wearing a collar among flowering branches before a phoenix in flight, the reverse with a coiled dragon and a phoenix amidst further foliage, scrolling leaf borders, gilt signature; an inlaid iron tsuba decorated in silver, shibuichi and shakudo with a butterfly in flight above a peony branch,a further butterfly to the reverse; and a cloisonne tsuba decorated in coloured enamels within gilt rims with scrolling and geometric motifs -- 2 5/8in. (6.8cm.) wide max., (old wear and minor damages).
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