19th century iron tsuba, Woman Diver under a Pine Tree

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Original Japanese antique.

19th century iron tsuba with design of a woman diver sitting under the pine tree
Size: 6.6 x 5.7 x 0.3 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 6.6 x 5.7 x 0.3 cm
Subject Beauty & Female
Product Date 19th century