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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes;
            Elliott D. Long

A circular brass plate guard originally from South Asia, possibly Vietnam. The carving and engraving is far better than most Chinese kebori pieces. The rim is gold gilt over brass. The surface of both sides elegantely carved with two dragons chasing the flaming jewels and many auspicious symbols.

Upon arriving in Japan (Hirado, Kagoshima, Nagasaki), a tsubaco used an iron insert to accommodate the nakago of a katana sword. The hitsu-ana added at the time of the placement of the iron insert.

7.30cm x 0.40cm.

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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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