Item: Signed kinko tsuba by Masaharu of NimuraOrigin: JapanDate: Edo periodMaterials: Shibuichi, copper, goldHeight: 59.5 mm; Width: 55.5; Thickness: 2.8; Weight: 61 g
Oval shibuichi tsuba meticulously carved in low relief (kebori) with a design of travelling priest Saigio Hoshi with a big hat and a staff, walking in a creek behind a horse or an ox. On reverse: rice sheaves after harvest. Inlaid in high relief with copper and gold. Signed: Masaharu, with ka?.
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