The property of an English Gentleman
Two large kinko tsuba
The first of gourd form, deeply engraved with three kanji above udenuki-ana; the second of mokko form, carved and inlaid in relief to one side with hares by a stream, the reverse with a toy sailing ship, signed Yamashiro kuni Nishijin ....Umetada.... (partly illegible)
8.9cm and 8½cm (3½in and 3 3/8in). (2).
- please note that the second item in this lot should read: a Shoami sukashi tsuba carved with a sailing boat