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

£370
SKU
T97
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Title: Iron tsuba with phoenix and sho (Japanese traditional court music instrument) 
Date: 19th century
Size: 7.2 x 7.1 x 0.5 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 7.2 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm
Subject Samurai & Male
Product Date 19th century


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