A marugata iron tsuba, whivh is inlaid with gold and decorated with a praying mantis in leaves.
From: Tamenne, Bruxelles.
Comment of Robert E. Haynes : «This is a work by a Shoami artist from Bizen or Hiroshima but at that time such a piece was made in Bizen. It is very well done and in remarkable conditions; The design is original and it would be popular in Japan because of the meaning of the praying mantis”.
- Early Edo 1700-1750