Early 19th century Japanese sword kozuka (sword knife) handle with engraved decoration of a man enjoying a cup of sake that he poured from a double gourd in his hand, his straw hat hanging on a woven fence above rockery ledge as he looks up at a mighty waterfall before him. The scene represents a pilgrim at Kirifuri Waterfall on Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province. Brilliant use of katakiri bori - carving technique recreating the brush strokes used in sumi ink drawings - see finely executed rock textures under his feet. The material of the piece is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in Japan in 18th and 19th centuries. Length 3 13/16 inches.Domestic: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Massachusetts
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