An iron tsuba
Murakami School, late 18th/early 19th century
Of oval form with raised rim, carved and inlaid with a tiger stalking around a thick tree trunk, a fast-running stream on the reverse, details in gold nunome, signed Jochiku with kao, gyonen roku-ju-san-sai (aged 63), the reverse with a seal. 7cm (2¾in).
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