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Saotome Chrysanthemum  Tsuba



A classic large Saotome kiku sukashi tsuba.  The Saotome made these tsuba in two pieces, the petals of the Chrysanthemum were cut, and the welded to the seppa dai.  This example is very fine work, and it is difficult to see the points of attachment.  Excellent color and condition.  8,21 cm x 8.06 cm x 3.8 mm.  With this design, I would have expected it to be perfectly round. For an example where the spokes are clearly welded, not cut see TS0303 This is a better and more artful example.      

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