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Bushu Tsuba

Place of Origin: Japanese, Edo Period

Date: 18th-19th century

Height: 70mm

Width: 67mm

Reference: 040

Status: Sold

Full Description:

A Japanese openwork Bushu tsuba (sword guard), with beautiful dark brown patina.  All iron, modelled in the form of a stout horse, his head bowed and one front leg raised.  Excellent detailing of his facial features, mane and tail.  A twisting rein extending from the bridle to the tail.  Complete in wooden storage box.  An almost identical example is pictured by Murtha P.16 & p.17.