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similar to 19c shakudo Japanese sword TSUBA man with lotus & bitter melons

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395301
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
Early 19th century Japanese sword tsuba with combination of sunken and raised relief decoration of a seated man wearing eboshi (a specific hat worn by aristocrats to indicate rank) holding a bitter melon in his hands and looking at more melons and lotus leaves with flowers, design continuing on the back. Material appears to be shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) with characteristic black patination resembling lacquer. Excellent quality detailed work with gold, silver and copper inlays, superb det...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387792
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century shakudo Japanese sword tsuba with inlaid decoration of autumn grasses on both sides, all on finely textured ground. Shakudo (an alloy typically consisting of 96% copper and 4% gold) body, superb design perfectly capturing the mood of autumnal melancholy. Crisp work, black shakudo stems and gold seedheads, in excellent condition. Height 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388000
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century shakudo Japanese sword tsuba for tanto with raised and inlaid decoration of a dragon flying along its rim among wispy clouds, all on finely textured ground called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar. Shakudo (an alloy typically consisting of 96% copper and 4% gold) body, superb clever design, extraordinary crisp work, in excellent condition. Height 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1406830
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
18th century Japanese sword iron tsuba inlaid on the front with gilded copper bunch of flowers and grasses, the back inlaid with a sickle. Elegant piece in Japanese taste, superb quality inlay with finely defined petals, great feel of age. Height 3 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388070
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century iron Japanese sword tsuba for tanto with raised and inlaid decoration of a shojo dreamily looking at a huge pearl on a rock in front of it, a paddle with wet working end at the end of the rock. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, who are particularly fond of sake. Excellent design, great quality inlays - see the silver inlay on the paddle indicating that it is wet, beautifully inlaid textile patterns, beautiful patina. Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387999
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
19th century sentoku (copper alloy with zinc, lead and tin) Japanese sword tsuba with multimetal inlaid decoration of a scholar in a boat, a fan in his hand as he watches a crane in flight, all by a rock with bamboo grass and gnarled pine tree growing on it, the back with leafless bush and grass by rocks. Perfectly captured mood of the scene, excellent quality detailed work - see his face, robe patterns and fan texture, clusters of pine needles and differentiated feathers of the crane. Wonderful...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406836
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
19th century Japanese sword bronze tsuba with finely incised decoration of a kneeling old woman holding a large peach, a tub with clothes to be washed next to her. The back is decorated with a bridge across a marsh with grasses and a weeping willow. Brilliant use of katakiri bori - carving technique recreating the brush strokes used in sumi ink drawings - see finely executed lines of her robe and blades of grass, in great condition. Signed on the front JOSA MASATOSHI SAKU (made by Josa Masatoshi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387711
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Late 18th to early 19th century iron Japanese sword tsuba with design a Japanese court hat with cords (appears to be a variation of kanmuri hat) next to multimetal inlays of a water lily and maple branches with leaves, and a riding crop with tassels on the back. Wonderful quality detailed work - see leaf veining and crop textures. Beautiful patina on the plate, very nice feel of age. Height 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1387643
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
18th century Japanese sword iron tsuba with silver and copper inlays depicting cherry blossoms, flower buds, pine needles, leaves and mushrooms with stems. Excellent piece, delicate design in Japanese taste, fine detailing, gilding, very pleasant feel of age. Signed KYUKAZU and JIKU (alternative reading is Tsuguhisa) on inlaid silver plaques - these are probably signatures of maker (or makers) of the tsuba. Height 3 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412708
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Japanese sword set of fuchi (bordering piece between the sword guard and the handle) and kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with gold inlaid design of birds in flight over a gnarled flowering cherry tree. Made out of shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) with characteristic black patination resembling lacquer. Excellent quality work, in great condition. Kashira length 1 5/16 inches, fuchi length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387790
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Late 18th to early 19th century iron Japanese sword tsuba with multimetal inlays depicting the greatest Japanese general Toyotomi Hideyoshi seated under a pine tree as two South Sea Islanders kowtow in front of him. Rare subject, excellent detailing, inlays in various metals, gilding, finely done pine needle clusters. Beautiful patina, great feel of age. Height 2 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1419853
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
Pair of early 19th century menuki - Japanese sword fittings - each depicting a wasp in different attitude on a tube containing their eggs. Shakudo with gilding, fantastic design, superb casting and detailing, beautiful patina. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1392204
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century Japanese kozuka (sword knife) handle with multimetal inlays depicting a night scene of crescent moon with a bird in flight by a stone temple lantern and a stream. The body is made out of shakudo (an alloy of copper and gold with its characteristic black patina resembling lacquer), excellent crisp work, wonderfully captured mood of the scene, superb depiction of various grasses and lantern texture, silver, copper and bronze inlays, gilding, in very good condition. Length 3 1/2 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1422693
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Early 19th century Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief decoration of two shishi (Buddhist lions) frolicking among huge peony flowers. Superbly made piece with crisp metalwork, shakudo body with gilding, in excellent condition. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1406846
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
18th century or earlier Soten school Japanese sword iron sukashi tsuba with pierced decoration of four samurai with swords and bows among pine trees by a waterfall. Wonderful early work, great design, powerful piece. Signed, the left side of the inscription reads SOTEN, the right one must be the name of a particular artist. Height 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389104
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with finely inlaid brocade and lattice patterns done in various metals. Made out of shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) with characteristic black patination resembling lacquer. Elegant design in Japanese taste, superbly made, crisp metalwork, in excellent condition. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387997
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Late 18th to early 19th century iron Japanese sword tsuba with multimetal inlays depicting Urashima Taro seated on a beach, an open box in front of him, the back showing his fishing rod and a woven basket. Urashima Tarō was a fisherman who rescued a turtle and was carried on its back to the Dragon Palace beneath the sea where he spent what he thought to be 4 or 5 days, but upon his return to his village he finds himself 300 years in the future. When he opens the box he was told never to open, h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387642
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese sword iron tsuba decorated on the front with 3 scholars and an attendant under a pine tree viewing the moon partially obscured by the clouds. There is yet another scholar on the back of the tsuba looking towards the moon as well. Excellent piece with gilding, multimetal (gold, silver and shakudo) inlays and precise detailing - see the incised textile patterns on the golden robe of the scholar on the back. Some wear, overall in excellent condition. Height ...