Sword Handguard (Tsuba) with Openwork (Sukashi) Design
This is a large iron antique handguard (tsuba) with openwork (sukashi) design of a cherry blossom cut into the iron of plate. It was likely made by an armorsmith (katchushi) during the middle of the Edo Period circa the early to mid-18th Century. The handguard has an applied rim that is raised above the surface that is inlayed in brass.
The handguard measures 8.2 cm (3.3 inches) wide by 8.3 cm (3.3 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.4 cm (0.2 inches) thick. The handguard was unsigned by the artist. The overall condition is good with just some loss of the brass inlays along the rim primarily on one side.
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