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Iron Tsuba nagamarugata - Seven deities of happiness
Iron Tsuba nagamarugata - Seven deities of happiness - Asian Art & Antiques Style
Ref : 71275
1 800 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
iron
Dimensions :
l. 2.72 inch X H. 2.87 inch
Galerie Espace 4

Japanese and Chinese Art


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Iron Tsuba nagamarugata - Seven deities of happiness

Iron Guard of saber in form of nagamarugata (oval shape), decorated in marubori sukashi (ajourage in round bump), in iroe zogan and nunome zogan gold and suaka.
The scenery depicts the seven divinities of happiness aboard their ship Takarabune ("treasure ship"). This iconography is traditionally associated with the celebrations of the first three days of the New Year, especially in the Edo era. The crane and the turtle, symbols of longevity and happiness, are represented on both sides of the tsuba.
School Soten.
Period: Middle Edo

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