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Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba Signed Soheishi Nyudo Soten

Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba Signed Soheishi Nyudo Soten


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1383746
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 $2,025.00 
Japanese hand-forged iron tsuba, used to protect a swordsman's hand from sliding up the blade during use as well as to provide balance. The openwork tsuba depicting two sages, their robes accented in gilt, one sage with a face of silver and the other with a face of copper. The front image is signed 'Soheishi Nyudo Soten' , the other side reads 'Goshu Hikone ju' (resides in Goshu-current Shiga prefecture).

Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 3 1/4"