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Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI proverbs

Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI proverbs


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1328054
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting what appears to be different proverbs. The first one llustrates a sentence “A gourd against a catfish” meaning useless effort similar to trying to catch a slippery fish with a gourd. The other one depicts a puzzled man scratching his head by a samurai spear - I am not sure what this particular story is Elegant design, bronze and shakudo with silvering and gilding, overall in very good condition. Length 1 9/16 inches.