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Lot 1893

Finely Crafted Samurai Sword Fitting. Japan, c. 19th century. A fuchi, in colored bronze, copper, and gilding -- this would have mounted at the base of the handle, adjacent to the blade. On a pebble-textured background of black, a fearsome Japanese dragon slithers to the left. The dragon, in bold relief, is finely engraved and chased, the whole covered in gilding. Object very well preserved, with only slight wear to the dragon's golden surfaces. Length: 1-1/2". These often sublime meldings of sculpture, art, and craft are eaglerly sought after by both weapon fanciers and collectors of Japanese art and crafts.
Estimated Value $150 - 225.

Realized $86

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