19th Century Menuki, A Pair of Shishi Lions

£300
SKU
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Steel and copper Menuki - A pair of shishi lions
Date: 19th century
Top: 3.7 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm
Bottom: 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.6 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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DimensionsTop: 3.7 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm. Bottom: 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm
Condition ReportGood for age.
SubjectGhosts & Religion, Animal & Birds
Product Date19th Century
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