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Auction Date: July 1, 2012

Lot 2234: Ten Japanese Style Tsuba

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Ten Japanese Style Tsuba
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,600
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Serial #Ten Japanese Style Tsuba ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page119
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DescriptionAll bronze unless noted, 1) Round tsuba, 3 1/4" long, 3" wide and 1/6" thick at the edge, with a scene of silver bones strewn across a field, with gold accents. 2) Round tsuba, 2 3/4" long, 2 7/10" wide, and 1/5" thick, with gold/silver insects and flowers. 3) Round tsuba, 2 4/5" long and wide, 1/4" thick, with elaborate cut-through design with silver/gold accents. 4) Square iron tsuba, 3 1/7" long, 3" wide, 1/5" thick, no markings. 5) Oval tsuba, 3 1/4" long, 2 3/4" wide, 2/5" thick at thickest point, with gold accented scene of a dragon terrorizing a man. 6) Oval tsuba, 3 1/4" long, 2 9/10" wide, and 1/5" thick, with cut through, raised and gold/silver highlighted scene of a snake attacking 2 monkeys. 7) Round tsuba, 3" long, 2 4/5" wide, and 1/4" thick, with gold/silver accented Fu dogs and flowers covering each side. 8) Round tsuba, 3 1/3" long, 3 1/7" wide, 3/10" thick, with gold/silver scenes of Mt. Fuji on one side and a general on the other. 9) Oval tsuba, 2 3/4" long, 2 1/3" wide, 1/4" thick at the edge, with a bamboo pattern, gold leaves. Some traces of storage residue. 10) Round tsuba, 3 3/10" long, 3 1/6" wide, and 1/4" thick, with a scene of two spearmen fighting a swordfighter, and a gold accented swordfighter. All are good or better, with brighter color along the high edges and mild handling marks.

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