Iron mokkogata tsuba - Elephant and mahout

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2,800.00 

Iron mokkogata tsuba, chiselled in taka-niku-bori, decorated in gold and silver takazogan. Ishimeji background (surfacing imitating stone).

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Iron mokkogata tsuba, chiselled in taka-niku-bori, decorated in gold and silver takazogan. Ishimeji background (surfacing imitating stone).

The design depicts on one side a mahout on an elephant, holding a valiya kol (a long instrument used to control elephants), and on the reverse a Far-East oboe (Chinese suona or Indian shehnai).

Mid-Edo period

Height: 11 cm

Width: 10 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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