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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 side of the tsuba, 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.

From a private collection Netherlands.