Antique Japanese Iron tsuba decorated with Chinese man and child. Usually waterfall and pair of man and child looking at it would be a depiction of Ri Haku (Li Bai), who was a Chinese poet. However on this tsuba he is not looking at the waterfall but up high in to the mountains, possibly looking for the moon visible on the other side of the tsuba. And Li Bai famous poem is about waterfall in the sun. Sunlight illuminates Incense Burner Peak, kindling violet smoke. From afar, a waterfall hangs before the river. Water flies straight down three thousand feet. Has the silver stream of our galaxy plunged from highest heaven? So it might be someone else than Ri Haku or it is Ri Haku and artist wanted to play a bit with the theme. Made of iron with silver, shakudo, gold and copper inlay. Made in late Edo period. Size: 74 mm x 69 mm x 4,5 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 Iron Tsuba Decorated with Chinese Man and Child” is in sale since Tuesday, March 30, 2021. 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.
- Age: edo period
- Primary Material: Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
Categorised as: antique
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