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Japanese Bronze and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Ebisu

Japanese Bronze and Multi-Metal Tsuba with Ebisu


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1322459

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A major copper-patinated presentation tsuba sculpt in extremely high relief with the household god Ebisu, crossing a bridge. Bearing a closed parasol in his right hand and a large fish draped over the side of a woven basket over his shoulder, he strides forward with intent. This tsuba boasts finely executed detailing on his face, robes and accessories, the highlights in silver, gold and shibuichi. On the reverse, rendered asymmetrically, a naturalistic scene of snow-capped Mt. Fuji with a nightingale-in-flight, is dramatically framed by gnarled pine with gilt lichen. This fantastic tsuba is in very good condition with minimal surface wear due to age and use. Diameter: 3.25” 19th Century, Japan