19th century Nanban Tsuba, Dragons

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Original Japanese antique. 

19th century Nanban tsuba with design of dragons
Size: 7.0 x 6.6 x 0.6 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 7.0 x 6.6 x 0.6 cm
Product Date 19th century

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