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Description: tsuba, Tsuba of a wakizashi-shakudo-square with rounded corners-19th century-pear rind surface (nashiji ishime). Obverse: A falcon in medium relief (chiu niku bori) of brass resting on a tree trunk. Bare branches are above him and below are bamboo (take) shoots in low relief (usu niku bori). Uralia grass (koya) of copper, gold (kin), and shakudo. Reverse: A pheasant in brass and copper chiu niku bori and koya of copper, kin, and shakudo.
Catalog Number: 131131.nosub
Materials: metal; copper, brass, gold