18th century Iron Tsuba, Cherry Blossom, Signed Masayuki

£200
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Title: Iron tsuba with design of cherry blossoms on the stream
Signed: Masayuki in Omi province
Date: 18th century
Size: 6.0 x 5.5 x 0.4 cm

Original Japanese antique.

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The tsuba is usually a round (or occasionally squareish) guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons. They contribute to the balance of the weapon and to the protection of the hand. Tsuba are usually finely decorated, and nowadays are collectors' items.

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Dimensions 6.0 x 5.5 x 0.4 cm
Condition Report Slightly rusted, crack at the top.
Subject Samurai & Male
Product Date 18th century


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