Antique Sterling Silver Chinese Porcelain Rose Medallion
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #410399 (stock #TsubaRam)
Galleries
$235.00
A fun Edo period carved iron tsuba with 2 cute expressive rams (goats or maybe even rabbits) in deep relief per side. A gold bronze dot for each eye. Lots of open work. Dates from 1800-1849.

About 2.8" diameter slight oval, with good weight. Very good condition.

Great subject matter.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #152752 (stock #MXTSUBA)
Galleries
Sale Pending
A fine Edo period (1603-1868) or earlier iron tsuba of a classic form and with mixed metal decorations in gold and silver. A wonderful butterfly with dark patinated wings and with gold highlights. The spray of flowers in gold and silver. Those fierce samurai loved their flowers and butterflies! And the metal smiths were without equal working with mixed metals.

About 2.8"" x 3.2"". Very good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #150685 (stock #LacTsuba)
Galleries
$498.00
This is a fine Edo period (1603-1868)iron tsuba of a classic form . Flower & petal lacquer design on gold and iron, trimmed in brass. This one is both simple & elegant! The blossom in front is a kind of plum, (katsura). A few spare leaves falling on the back. Wonderful use of colors at once simple, bold and subtle. Lacquered tsubas are rare.

2.5" diameter. Very good condition.

The best of these botanical designs are said to be like the Japanese haiku poem. Wonderful design!