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Antique Japanese Gilt Fu Dog Menuki
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Antique Japanese Gilt Fu Dog Menuki

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1313908
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Antique Japanese menuki of a snarling fu dog's head over gilt flowing "fabric", made with gold ,silver, shakudo,copper and bronze.. Menuki are one of many components to a Japanese sword, mounted as an ornament on the tsuka (handle). They are believed by some to secure the swordsman's grip. Size: 1.75" long, .5" wide