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Nanban Daisho

Tsuba: Nanban (Daisho)

Signature/mei: mumei

Material: iron, silver, traces of gold

Era/jidai: Edo

Form: slightly mokko

Dimensions dai: 8.2 cm x 7,6 cm x 0.55 cm (rim)

Dimensions sho: 7.6 cm x 7.1 cm x 0.47 cm (rim)

Price: 900 Euro

Nanban tsuba as daisho:

The sho still has some visible traces of gold, while the dai seems to have been covered with a silvery metal or lacquer in the past.

The silver fukurin was added later, but it matches the daisho very well and is carefully crafted. All four hitsu ana are also set in silver.

We sold this item before but we were able to buy it back from an auction house as it’s a nice example of nanban tsuba and also a daisho which makes it more infrequent.