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Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Koi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1200978

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A Shoami School iron tsuba with silver detailing, sukashi-style, with gilt koi leaping through waves and spume. In Japanese symbolism, the carp (koi) is portrayed swimming upwards, cresting over foamy waters or against the currents of a waterfall. This vivid imagery is emblematic of determination and eventual success. The iron tsuba is in very good condition with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age. Edo Period, Japan