A large dark shibuichi shakudo tsuba
Hirata School, 19th century
Of circular form, carved and inlaid with a cormorant fisherman working at night, seated in an open boat with two cormorants on lines, another swimming on the reverse, details in gold-wire coloured-enamel and gold takazogan, signed Hirata Harunari with kao.
8.5cm (3 3/8in).
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