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Unique Nanban Tsuba

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A brass Nanban Tsuba with rich dark patina, likely originating in southeast Asia it was modified for purpose in Japan with the addition of Hitsu-ana and a roped Shakudo Fukurin. An iron plate, roughly 1mm thick has been inset into the Seppa-dai on the Omote. The motif is mixed, on the Omote symbols of the eight Taoist Immortals on the Ura phoenix in clouds.


An opportunity for a serious Nanban collector to pick up a unique piece.


Age: Momoyama-Early Edo Period

Height: 7.8cm

Width: 7.1cm

Thinckness at Nakago-ana: 5mm

Thickness at Mimi: 6mm

Weight: 164.2g

Nakago-ana height: 2.8cm

Nakago-ana width bottom: 7mm

Nakago-ana width top: 1.5mm


$525 USD + Shipping



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