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Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba

Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1383748
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
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 $4,050.00 
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 front depicts two joyful festival performers, one holding a drum and the other holding a fan, the figures in relief with gilt accenting throughout. The backside of the tsuba shows a large mallet and mortar traditionally used for pounding rice into mochi.

Dimensions: 2 3/4" x 3"