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19c shakudo Japanese sword TSUBA DRAGON in clouds

19c shakudo Japanese sword TSUBA DRAGON in clouds


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1388000
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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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.