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Higo Namako Tsuba



A Shinchu Higo namako tsuba 7.78 cm x 7.52 cm x 0.34 cm.   Namako, silhouette of eviscerated dried and smoked sea urchins,  are a recurrent theme in Higo tsuba.   This one has good age and patina.  There are maker's  punch marks like *, but I must confess to not knowing who or what they may signify.  The Rim has been repaired (see 4 & 8 o'clock in the pictures).  Boxed