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Round iron plate with very fine silver nunome zogan of two Nagas - a mythological Indochinese creature. In Indochina (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) they have leonine heads with long forelocks. These represent the great Naga King of the Eastern Sea, master of storms and all things marine. On the reverse are various Indochinese symbols all done in very fine silver inlay. The entire motif is not Japanese, but based on the nakago-ana, hitsu-ana and pipe-like circular (chukushiki dote mimi) rim, this was produced in Hizen.
Accompanied with NBTHK Hozon Certificate dated Nov. 23rd, 1962.
7.85cm x 8.0cm x 0.65cm (rim), 0.35cm (seppa)


Accompanied with NBTHK Hozon certificate dated November 23rd, 1962.

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