Tachi Tsuba

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Mokko \ cup shape brass plate most likely made by a kettle caster, ca. 1700. Most likely cast, then carved. Design of deer and Jurojin on omote, waterfall and Kalin(sp) (mythical beast) on ura. There are traces of gold nunome. Possible sword cut on bottom edge.
8.90cm x 9.70cm x (rim)0.50cm
DEER                    JUROJIN

concave    )

convex    (

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