Nara school iron tsuba with figures and landscape; Iron mokko plate with a warrior and a boat in sunken relief; Iron trapezoidal tsuba with a dragon in brass inlays
Lot 2321
Three inlaid iron tsuba 19th century
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
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Property from the collection of Clarence McKenzie Lewis Jr.
Three inlaid iron tsuba
19th century
Comprising an oval iron plate decorated with Chinese scholars and attendants in a landscape rendered in takabori and iroe takazogan; a large mokkogata plate decorated with a warrior and a river boat in takabori, shishiaibori and silver and gold nunomezogan; a trapezoidal, lobed tsuba with a folded rim decorated with a rain dragon in high-relief brass inlay, the eyes inlaid in mother-of-pearl
3 3/8in (7.6cm) long (the largest)
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