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Japanese Three Birds Menuki Obidome with Gold Back = 18th Century

Japanese Three Birds Menuki Obidome with Gold Back = 18th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1338844

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A Japanese sword "menuki" of 3 sparrows that was converted into an obidome during the Taisho period. The bronze color of the metal gives a naturalistic brown coloration to the birds--their beaks, eyes and feet are highlighted in gold. The fitted back is in 9 karat gold. Age: Menuki 18th century.