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Lot 23
Two Japanese iron tsuba and three mixed-metal sword fittings

edo period

Comprising a tsuba cast and gilded to show a mantis and grasshopper and another with a horse at the foot of a mountain; together with a matched gilded and shakudo fuchi and kashira, and an iron kozuka (5).

L of largest: 3 inches



PROVENANCE:

Property from a prominent Philadelphia collector and scholar of East Asian Studies
Estimate $800-1,200


Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
Sold for $1,000 (buyer’s premium included)