19th century Iron Tsuba Designed with Gilt Clouds and Stylised Dragons


Title: Iron tsuba designed with gilt clouds and stylised dragons
Date: 19th century
Size: 6.6 x 6.3 x 0.5 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.

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Dimensions6.6 x 6.3 x 0.5 cm
SubjectAnimal & Birds
Product Date19th century