19th century Menuki, Flowers with Gilt
Title: Menuki with design of flowers with gilt
Date: 19th century
Left: 4.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Right: 3.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Original Japanese antique.
Originally an ornamental head piece attached to the rivets holding the blade in the hilt in the form of mortise and tenon. Later, a plain bamboo or metal stick was devised for the same purpose, and the head piece became a separate, completely ornamental entity fixed slightly above the actual rivet.
|Dimensions||Left: 4.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm Right: 3.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Flowers & Botanical|
|Product Date||19th century|