Umetada school Namban style tsuba with dragons, swords, flowers
Lot 2300
A sentoku tsuba 19th century
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£590 - 890
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the collection of Clarence McKenzie Lewis Jr.
A sentoku tsuba
19th century
The oval sentoku migakiji plate with a raised, rounded rim, the obverse carved in bold relief with a serpentine dragon clenching a sword in his jaws and two Buddhist ritual swords, the reverse with a similar dragon and ritual vessels containing flowers, inscribed Umetada
3 3/8in (7.6cm) long


  • The style of the dragons on this tsuba seem more closely related to those found in Western representations than in Japanese or Chinese visual art.
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