Project Description

A Lacquer and Brass Metsubushi

Of typical form, the top decorated with a writhing dragon in hiramakie encircling a four line inscription, the silvered copper mouthpiece incised with another dragon amongst scrolling clouds, silvered copper chain attached to a tamper and with a hook at either end

The underside of the lacquer signed in a rectangular reserve:  …. tsunetada …. zo kore

Overall length 8.3 cm

Information:

Metsubushi were weapons of self defence designed to blow toxic powder, ground glass or pepper at close range to blind or confuse an opponent

MR3559

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Price Band MB1K

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