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"A tsuba in 'kasanemochi' shape (heaped rice-cake) or otafuku mokko reminding some of the fat-cheeked girl. There is sukashi of open fan appearing on both sides of seppa-dai and a closed umbrella on the ura.
After an intensive study of the signature, we conclude it could be 'YASUTSUGU' of the Shimosaka family, but a much later genration. This would be for the plate only. The inlay of silver and gold was either by a Tanaka or by a goldsmith.
Appears to date ca. 1800 or later." (Long)

7.85cm x 6.92cm x 0.39cm

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