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Lot 355: FOUR KASHIRA
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Iron with gold-zogan. Japan, 19th century
Four same-shaped end pieces for sword grips, tsuka-gashira. The lower ends respectively same on both sides and lobed-excised, as well as featuring a heart-shaped inome in the center. The decorative inlays with gold similar on two pieces, otherwise different. Chrysanthemum blossoms with tendrils, bushes, as well as genji-kuruma (wagon wheel) with plants.
HEIGHTS 2,2 TO 2,4 CM, WIDTHS 3 CM
From a Hungarian collection