Early 19th. century, Edo period tatemaru gata (oval shape) tsuba decorated with taka zogan inlays in high relief. Tsuba is the hand guard of the Japanese swords used by samurai as a currency payment when they needed to make a purchase and the most important collecting item for the Japanese edged weapons collectors. For more information and photo representations of tsuba, we recommend the book "Antique swords and daggers" by Mircea Veleanu, the director of Objets d'Art Uniques. The obverse side features 2 corn cobs decorated in high relief with gold and silver inlays. The seppa dai carries the signature Sen Hide Oko Bunnusai, 1819. The reverse side carries the same signature and features 4 implements of corn cobs decorated in high relief with gold, silver and copper inlays. 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