A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.