Next up, an excellent tsuba by one of the Hizen line, mid Edo.
Signed Hirado-Ju Kunishige, with Kao.
In copper, measures 7.6 x 7.1 x 0.5cm.
Comes with its own box.
This one came by way of Nick at Nihonto art, think its still in his archive. (worth a look as pics likely a lot better than mine)
Worth a look online for info about the Hizen line, was a decent amount of info available when I bought it some time ago.
Very well done dragon, lots of great detail, subtle decoration to the surface.
Hope my pics show the detail, done best I can, I think the scales on the dragon stand out, so lifelike.
A few small marks and scratches.
Should it sell, sure the next owner will be very happy.
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