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Tsuba with design of snake, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century, Seki Yoshinori. Tsuba is the hand guard--the piece between the handle and blade of a sword.

Greatly crafted, slightly stained Japanese carved netsuke figure, depicting three inter-wined green peas, artist's signature to the rear, late 19th/early 20th Century period. Size; Length of carving is 2 inches.