All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1157801 (stock #Tb00102)
Iron tsuba with gold and copper highlights with a boy with a fan standing below a figure with his arms tucked into the sleeves of his kimono while a child peers around his legs. On the other side are a few branches and an engraved mountain. It is 2 ¾ inches by 2 9/16 inches (7 x 6.5 cm)
Condition; some surface rust and wear to the highlights.
Interesting and humorous, perhaps the tsuba of a shy child now a samurai.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1157797 (stock #TB00101)
Two closely related soft metal (bronze or brass) tsuba from Edo period (1603-1867). These are from the 19th century. Each is approx. 2 5/8 inches long and 2 3/8 inches wide (6.5 X 6 cm). Both depict an eagle hunting two small birds in tufts of grass on one side. On the other side the eagle is poised over an empty landscape. Both with gilt highlights.
Condition: good condition with minor scratches, uneven oxidation, and wear...