19th century Mokko Shaped Iron Tsuba, Copper and Gilt with Crabs
Title: Mokko shaped iron tsuba inlaid in copper and gilt with crabs
Date: 19th century
Size: 7.6 x 7.0 x 0.4 cm
Original Japanese antique.
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.
|Dimensions||7.6 x 7.0 x 0.4 cm|
|Condition Report||Some gilt loss due to age.|
|Subject||Samurai & Male|
|Product Date||19th century|