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A copper and sentoku (Chinese bronze) tsuba (sword guard) | Andrew's Social Media

A copper and sentoku tsuba Edo period century), after Iwamoto Konkan / Designed as a snake entwined around a skull, the serpent carved in the round and the teeth highlighted in silver overlay, inscribed Konkan

"Tsuba with a Hawk, Sparrows and Chrysanthemums"  Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834-1896) & Unno Yoshimori (Japanese, 1864-1919). Shibuichi, gold & gilt detail.

Tsuba with a Hawk, Sparrows and Chrysanthemums - Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, & Unno Yoshimori (Japanese, Shibuichi, gold & gilt detail

This rich ornate shibuichi Tsuba originated in the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867). The tsuba has a squared mokko form, bearing a fine nanako ground, where numerous floral sprigs on both sides are visible. The blooming flower border and the elements on the outer edge are unique due to the finely crafted gilt inlays in hirazogan. A closed and an open recess can be detected in addition to the central slot.  The dimensions are 7 x 6.5 cm

This rich ornate shibuichi Tsuba originated in the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867). The tsuba has a squared mokko form, bearing a fine nanako ground, where numerous floral sprigs on both sides are visible. The blooming flower border and the elements on the outer edge are unique due to the finely crafted gilt inlays in hirazogan. A closed and an open recess can be detected in addition to the central slot. The dimensions are 7 x 6.5 cm

Tsuba with design of snake mid 19th century Seki Yoshinori Nara School | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tsuba with design of snake, Japan, Edo period, century, Seki Yoshinori. Tsuba is the hand guard--the piece between the handle and blade of a sword.

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