Edo period bronze mokko gata (4 lobes) tsuba decorated in high relief with hon zogan (inlay of precious metals in high relief). The obverse side features a grasshopper with silver and gold inlays, a butterfly with shakudo wings and gold body and antenna and a snail with silver and gold inlays. The reverse side features a grasshopper with silver and gold inlays and a spider with silver inlay. The kogai hitsu ana (the opening for kogai) and kozuka hitsu ana( opening for kazuka) were obturated with shakudo filler. Tsuba (Japanese swords hand guard) are one of the most important collecting item for the Japanese edged weapons collectors. For more information about tsuba and copious amount of tsuba illustrations, we recommend the reference book for collectors: Antique swords and daggers" by Mircea Veleanu, the director of Objets d'Art Uniques. Email correspondence to us could be written in French, Spanish, Russian, Romanian and Italian. We accept credit cards and personal checks as echecks through Paypal. as well as bank wire transfer. Prompt shipment throgh insured priority mail, or registered mail for the international customers. We guarantee the item as represented for life. In case of return after 60 days, Paypal fees are not refundable by Paypal and the refund for the item is available as a credit for the purchase of an equally priced item, or higher. Shipping and insurance fees are not refundable. Additional digital photos available on request to the interested buyer..
Asian Decorative Arts