19th century Iron Tsuba, Phoenix and Sho (Musical Instrument)

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Original Japanese antique.

Title: Phoenix and sho (Japanese traditional court music instrumental) designed tsuba
Date: 19th century
Size: 7.2 x 7.1 x 0.5 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 7.2 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm
Product Date 19th century

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