A rare Nanban iron tsuba
By Chohei, 18th century
Of oval form, the raised rim carved and gilt with a rinzu design, the plate carved to one side with a elaborate design of dragons and scrolls, the reverse inlaid with raden plate, carved and pierced with a goat beneath an overhanging tree, signed Chohei; with wood storage box. 7cm (2¾in). (3).