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Iron tsuba, nanban style dragons + lotus, Japan, 18th c

Iron tsuba, nanban style dragons + lotus, Japan, 18th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1031147

Please refer to our stock # 10626 when inquiring.
  
$ 900

Forged iron tsuba in nanban style with undercutting. Design of a rain dragon on the bottom of each, their tails intertwining with the karakusa, interspersed with lotus flowers and leaves. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, probably late 18th century.
Height: 3 inches ; width: 2 7/8 inches (7.5 x 7.3 cm).
Few light rust spots in deeper areas.

Ex private collection Netherlands.