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similar to 19c Japanese sword kashira TEKKAI SENNIN blowing out his spirit

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395274
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Early 19th century Japanese bronze kashira (pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with multimetal inlays depicting Tekkai Sennin blowing out his spirit, design continuing on the side of the piece. Tekkai Sennin had the power to separate his spirit from his body and send it to heaven. During one of his long absences his body was buried, so upon his return he had to enter the body of a dead beggar, and that is the way he is usually shown. Superbly made piece with crisp detailing - see his inte...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1392217
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century Japanese kozuka (sword knife) handle depicting standing Tekkai Sennin wearing tattered robe and blowing out his spirit which can be seen on the back of the piece as a small figure flying on his staff in mid-air. Tekkai Sennin had the power to separate his spirit from his body and send it to heaven. During one of his long absences his body was buried, so upon his return he had to enter the body of a dead beggar, and that is the way he is usually shown. Excellent crisp work, superb de...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1387713
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
18th century Japanese sword iron tsuba depicting Tekkai Sennin seated on rockery, a staff by his side, and blowing out his spirit which can be seen as a small figure flying on his staff in mid-air in the upper left, the back showing sennin’s woven straw. Tekkai Sennin had the power to separate his spirit from his body and send it to heaven. During one of his long absences his body was buried, so upon his return he had to enter the body of a dead beggar, and that is the way he is usually shown....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1425371
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
19th century or earlier 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 relief design of a flowering peony bush issuing from a rock, all on finely punched ground. Excellent quality work, bronze with silver inlays and gilding. Kashira length 1 5/16 inches, fuchi length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412707
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century or earlier 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 relief design of numerous butterflies in different attitudes, all on finely punched ground texture called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar. Excellent quality work, wear to gilding as can be seen on photos. Kashira length 1 5/16 inches, fuchi length 1 7/16 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 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 1900 item #1389107
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 incised poem and multimetal inlays depicting small rocks, young shhots and bush stumps by a winding stream. Elegant design in Japanese taste, superbly made piece with crisp metalwork and gilding, some wear. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389098
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) depicting a moon partly obscured by clouds above a bay with drying fishing nets, and a single reed with shakudo leaves. Elegant design with a melancholic mood, superbly made, crisp metalwork, in excellent condition. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412701
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$144.00
Listed Price $180.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of a crane in flight over pine saplings, all on a finely punched ground texture called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar. Wonderful crisp metalwork, some worn gilding, in great condition. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412704
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of a scholarly landscape with rocks, pines and deciduous trees, thatched roof hut with a figure of seated scholar and a distant mountain with a waterfall. Wonderful crisp metalwork with shakudo body, beautiful copper, gold and silver inlays, in great condition. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1422694
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century Edo period iron Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of the Vinegar Tasters - the three founders of China's major religious and philosophical traditions. Confucius, the Buddha and Lao Tse were dipping their fingers in a vat of vinegar and tasting it. Each man's expression represents the predominant attitude of his religion: Confucianism saw life as sour, in need of rules to correct the degeneration of people; Buddhism saw life as bi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412703
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of Benten seated on a throne floating on a cloud and accompanied by 3 attendants. Benten is the only female among the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, that of learning, speech and music. Wonderful crisp metalwork, beautiful gold and silver inlays, in great condition. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of a man seated under tall bamboo, his hand stretched to get some water from a waterfall. The figure depicted is Kioyu - one of 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove - washing his ears polluted by hearing about an offer for him to serve the Emperor. Wonderful crisp metalwork, finely textured ground called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar, in great conditio...
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 1900 item #1389099
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with multimetal inlays depicting a crane descending on a stream. Made out of sentoku (copper alloy with zinc, lead and tin), crisp metalwork, in great condition. Length 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399454
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with multimetal inlays representing two reserves (one fan shaped, one round) with classic landscapes in scholarly taste depicting near and distant mountains, wide bays and scholar’s huts under gnarled trees. Superbly made piece with sentoku (alloy consisting of copper, zinc and tin) body, shakudo inlays and gilding, very clever design and sharp metalwork (see the finely incised pine needle clusters on the trees), in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395272
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Edo period Japanese bronze kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with multimetal inlays depicting wispy clouds supporting a tiger, a shishi and a kirin, all on a punched ground texture called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar. Unusual combination of animals, wonderfully made piece with crisp metalwork and gilding, in great condition. Length 1 1/4 inches.