Property from a Bay Area Collector
A group of six iron sukashi tsuba
Most Edo period
Consisting of three circular plates, one pierced with a butterfly, the next with three gilt-accented birds in flight above a pond with water plantain, the third with a pine-bark and wagon wheel design; the remaining oval plates including one with bamboo, the next with a pattern of flying geese and pine-bark, the last featuring insect-eaten reeds.
3 1/8in (8cm) diameter of first