19th century Menuki, Flowers with Gilt

£320
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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.

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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.

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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


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