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A Hizen Nanban-Style Daisho (Pair) Tsuba
A Hizen Nanban-Style Daisho (Pair) Tsuba


A Hizen Nanban-Style Daisho (Pair) Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
Each of iron, oval with beaded rims and designed with tightly coiled foliate scroll and confronted dragons in sukashi-bori, the area above the rectangular seppa-dai with a Christian cross and orb with two crosses beside the dragons, decorated with gold nunome
2 7/8 in. (7.4cm.) (dai); 2 13/16in. (7.2cm.) (sho) long
With a certificate of registration as Hozon Tosogu (Sword Fitting Worthy of Preserving) no. 450843 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), 2006.10.26 (2)

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