A large iron tsuba
By Iwama Masayoshi and Bushu Masatsune, 19th century
Of circular form, inlaid in silver takazogan with a sea-eagle soaring over carved breaking waves in which an octopus struggles, continued on the reverse, signed Shohosai Masayoshi with kao and Bushu ju Masatsune. 8.5cm (3 3/8in).
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