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A Japanese iron tsuba

Tsuba, dog and cherry blossoms, iron / gilt, maker unknown, Japan, date unknown A quatrefoil shaped iron tsuba with distinct signs of age. There is a triangular central hole with a smaller oval shaped hole to the left. The tsuba is decorated with a dog running underneath a cherry blossom tree with traces of gold paint.

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(Accession num: H3011-1)

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