Japanese copper tsuba with snake design, Antique Sword Art  Edo Period

Japanese copper tsuba with snake design, Antique Sword Art Edo Period

Price: Price on request

Offered by E. Pranger Oriental Art




A rare Japanese Edo period copper tsuba in snake shape.

A tsuba is the hand guard of a Japanese sword. It served several purposes. The tsuba balanced the sword. And it protected the hand of the sword holder from an attack by an enemy as well as from gliding into the sword blade. The third purpose was a more refined one. The Japanese tsuba developed into a kind of a status symbol for the sword owner. Thus the Japanese sword tsuba became an elaborate piece of art - far beyond its practical use.
Origin
Japan
Period
Edo Period, 19th Century
Material
Metal, Copper
Reference
100-238

Offered by

E. Pranger Oriental Art

By appointment only
NL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 51 560 579
http://www.pranger-oriental.com/

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