A Soten school tsuba
Edo period (18th century)
The circular iron plate carved on the surface with rocks, crashing waves, pine and willow trees and decorated with scholars and attendants in iro-e taka-zogan, gold rim, signed Eishu Hikone ju Soheishi Nyudo Soten sei
With Hozon Tosogu (Sword fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 229134 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2010.2.24.
3 1/8in (7.7cm) diameter