19th century Menuki, Flowers with Gilt
19th century menuki with design of flowers with gilt
Left: 4.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
Right: 3.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm
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||Flowers & Botanical|
|Product Date||19th century|