A large Umetada tsuba
By the Umetada group, Edo period (early 17th century)
The unusually large copper mokko plate polished to a migaki finish and decorated with scrolling vines and leaves in gold, silver and shakudo hirazogan, slightly dished to the rounded rim, long six-sided hitsuana, one plugged in shakudo
With Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu (Sword especially fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 229212 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2010.6.29.
3 3/4in (9.2cm) high