Shakudo tsuba decorated with Bian He presenting famous jade “Heshibi” to a king.’According to legend he. Brought it home and submitted it as a present to King Wu. Thereupon King Wu had a jeweller give an opinion of it. “It is an ordinary stone, ” said the jeweller. The King, regarding Ho as a liar, had his left foot cut off. Upon King Wu’s death, King Wên ascended the throne, when Ho again submitted it as a present to King Wên. King Wên also had a jeweller give an opinion of it. Again he said, It is an ordinary stone. The King, also regarding Ho as a liar, had his right foot cut off. When King Wên died and King Ch’êng ascended the throne, Ho, carrying the uncut jade in his arms, cried at the foot of the Ching Hills. After three days and three nights his tears were all exhausted and blood flowed out. At this news the King sent men out to ask him the reason, saying, Throughout All-under-Heaven men whose feet were cut off are many. Why should you be crying so bitterly? Meanwhile, the King had a jeweller polish up the jade and got the treasure out at last. Made of shakudo and decorated with copper and silver inlay. Many elements are gilded. Made in edo period. Size: 65 mm x 60 mm x 3-4 mm. Please let us know If you are waiting for other auctions to end. Buyers from outside EU. We don’t declare the low value or mark as “gifts”. The item “Antique Japanese Shakudo Tsuba Decorated with Bian He and Heshibi” is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tsuba”. The seller is “soryu_antiques” and is located in Warszawa, MAZOWIECKIE. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Primary Material: Iron
- Maker: Soten
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
Categorised as: antique
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