IRON SUMI IRI KAKU GATA TSUBA IN A NAMBAN STYLE - WINDING DRAGONS

1,200.00 

Iron sumi iri kaku gata tsuba (notched in square shape), in a namban style, decorated with foliated scrolls on the sides and inlayed in gold.

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Iron sumi iri kaku gata tsuba (notched in square shape), in a namban style, decorated with foliated scrolls on the sides and inlayed in gold.

The design depicts, on one side, two winding dragons reaching for a sacred pearl (hōju no tama) above the seppadaï, and on the other side a dragon and another sacred pearl. These patterns are characteristic of the namban style.

Mid-Edo period.

Height:8 cm

Width: 7,2 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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