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Fourteen Antique Bronze with Gilding Japanese Menuki. Reclining Buddha, Kintaro, Samurai and more. All are 19th and early 20th century. Menuki are a pair of small ornaments under the handle of a Japanese sword placed on opposite sides of the handle. Typically, if the blade is held out horizontally with the edge pointing downwards they are positioned where the fingertips meet. An alternative configuration is known as gyakumenuki (gyaku meaning "reverse") wherein they are placed in the opposite position, fitting comfortably in the palm of each hand when the sword is gripped. Gyakumenuki is also sometimes desirable by left handed Japanese Sword Art practitioners.

Condition

good

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$5

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14 ANTIQUE BRONZE GILT JAPANESE MENUKI

Estimate $500 - $700
8d
7h
50m
55s
$2107 bids
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