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Provenance: Elliott D. Long $1600.00
"Large rectangular sword guard. Iron with gold wire inlay. The manner of execution represents a high degree of artistic ability, suggesting that this piece was made along maritime trade-routes, where artisans had access to decorative arts from around the globe. The indented corners, pointed Shitogi-gata seppa-dai, smooth-skinned with inlayed scales dragons and almost caricature drawing - style points to Indochina, perhaps Tonkin. Another very fine guard made by a Chinese person who came to Nagasaki." (Long)
7.60cm x 8.20cm x 0.45cm

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