Large Japanese Sword Handle Ornaments (menuki) of Temple Guardians
They are large antique Japanese sword handle ornaments (menuki) made by the Mito School dating from the late Edo Period circa the late 18th to mid-19th century. They are made of finely polished copper-gold alloy (shakudō) and refined copper (suaka) with gold inlayed eyes. The design of the set is that of Buddhist Temple guardians (Niō) and are considered auspicious.
The handle ornaments are unsigned. The of the ornaments measures 4.5 cm (1.8 inches) long. The condition of the antique ornament is excellent. They date from the late Edo Period. The wooden storage box with pillow in the fourth and fifth photographs is included in the sale.
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