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Japanese Bronze & Mixed Metal Tsuba- Seated Chinese Scholar


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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this Edo/ Meiji period bronze and mixed metal Tsuba depicting what appears to be a seated Chinese scholar reading a calligraphy scroll resting upon a lacquer table, the scholar running his long mustache through his fingers with an expression of contemplation upon his face, the reverse of the tsuba simply depicts a pine tree upon a rocky outcrop, the scene worked in a variety of mixed metals including gold and silver, artist signed to the rear by Yoshinori zo , one of nine tsuba artist to use this name, it is not possible for us to know which one made it , it is however another fine example from a single owner collection.

Provenance :

UK based Japanese works of art collection.

Condition report : 

Original age related condition .

Approximate Sizes :

Width : 3″  7.8 cm

Height : 3 1/4″ 8.3 cm

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