Tsuba

Senbazuru

From 670 €

Pendentif en or rose, en forme de grue japonaise stylisée.

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Reference pendentif-senbazuru-or-rose Cat. Pendant

Diamètre indicatif du médaillon: 36mm. Epaisseur: 1mm. Le bijou est en or 750/1000è. La chaine en maille forçat d'une longueur de 45mm est optionnelle et peut être commandée séparément.

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The tsuba (鍔) is usually a round guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons, like the katana. Designed more for functionality than for decoration at first, tsuba became more ornamental and made of less practical metals such as gold during the Edo period (1603–1868).

Tsuba are usually finely decorated, and nowadays are collectors' items. They were made by whole dynasties of craftsmen whose only craft was making tsuba. In addition to being collectors items, they were often used as heirlooms, passed from one generation to the next.

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