Q587. Iron Tsuba, Butterfly and Kiku


Q587.  Iron tsuba: mokko gata with a raised rim.  7.9 x 8.5 x .45 cm.  The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 3 cm.  Waves in a diamond, even on the seppa-dai, front and back.  A butterfly (or maybe a moth) on the front and chrysanthemum (kiku) on the back, worked in gold inlay.  There is some loss of gold on the insect wings; otherwise condition is fine.  Now $295.