The property of a Japanese private collector
Five copper and brass tsuba
Two of copper, the first inlaid with a flying bat, signed Akihide; the second circular, carved in relief with poems; three of brass, on ishime ground, inlaid with shells in iroe takazogan; one inlaid with a tiger and dragon in copper and shakudo; and one with sparrows and bamboo. 6.4cm (2½in) to 7.3cm (2 7/8in). (5).