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Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI Seiobo & Tobosaku

Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI Seiobo & Tobosaku


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1328060
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Pair of good size early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting Seiobo with an attendant, and Tobosaku holding a peach in his hands. Seiobo is the Chinese Queen of the Fairies, with Peach of Immortality ripening on a tree in her garden only once it 3 thousand years. Tobosaku was a witty advisor to Emperor Wu Ti, and is believed to have stolen 3 of the peaches. Fantastic quality work - see their faces and richly decorated textiles. Bronze with silvering and gilding, in superb condition. Height 1 1/2 inches.