19th century Iron Tsuba, Butterfly and Lily

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Original Japanese antique.

19th century iron Tsuba with design of butterfly and lily
Size: 7.3 x 7.2 x 0.6 cm

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 7.3 x 7.2 x 0.6 cm
Subject Animal & Birds, Flowers & Botanical
Product Date 19th century