A tsuba in yamagane with a lion and peonies engraved without signature .
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A tsuba for wakizashi in yamagane (dark copper ) and engraved with chichi and peony .
Technic : low relief carving (usuniku bori ) .
Representation : karashishi or shishi, the Japanese "lion" is an animal whose image was imported from China. t is an animal related to Buddhism, these statues male and female protect the entrance of the temples .This animal is often symbolized within element of mountain nature, cascading to show its sovereignty within nature . it is credited with powers such as that his roar could "blow up" any creature, who can travel a thousand leagues in a few minutes (he is also the mount of a Buddha), his ferocity and power is equal to being in a storm.It is the symbol of bravery and power.The image of the chichi and peony is very common because the "king of animals" is associated with the "queen of flowers". The peony because of these large petals is a symbol of prosperity, dignity and power.
This tsuba will be sold with a magnolia box.
|materials||yamagane ( Dark gray copper )|
|era||edo period 1603-1867|