A VERY FINE JAPANESE ANTIQUE TSUBA, approx 200 - 300 years old, that would have fitted on a Japanese sword to protect the hand from SWORD CUTS. An iron tsuba of beautiful and classic design, with the superb RAISED MULTI PETALLED CHRYSANTHEMUM which is very skilful work by a master TSUBA maker!!! The CHRYSANTHEMUM was an important SYMBOL of the SHOGUN, with several variations on the number of petals...... GOOGLE Japanese Imperial Chrysanthemum for interesting reading!!! In addition it has two SHAKUDO PLUGS which are beautifully and precisely formed.
The iron and shakudo has a beautiful patination which should NEVER be polished bright, the old colour is a very important feature, and part of the value of the TSUBA... It comes complete in the fitted box in the photo.
The item "FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE TSUBA SWORD SAMURAI EDO katana 200 / 300 years old SHAKUDO" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "old-japanese-swords-uk" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.