A rare iron figural tsuba
By Hata Nobuyoshi (1807-1878), 19th century
In the form of an oni crouching with his knees bent and his hands resting on his thighs, his short tiger-skin trousers with gilt nunome stripes and his eyes inlaid with gilt metal, signed Nobuyoshi with kao; with a wood storage box. 8.2cm (3¼in). (3).