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Owari Style Iron Tsuba Modeled as a Crane

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1049458

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An Owari style, iron tsuba expertly modeled as a crane with outstretched wings, its body pierced in the ko-sukashi style (negative silhouette). The mimi, edge of the tsuba, is shaped as the bird's plumage, the eyes inlaid with gold, both providing immediate identity to this beautiful and recognizable motif in Japanese art. No restoration or damage, only minor signs of wear consistent with age. Edo Period, Japan