1890 Shakudō Menuki Gilded Silver Brooch Antique Samurai Signed

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This is a rare and fine gilt shakudō and silver brooch with an outstanding and unusual design of of a wise man and a staff. The menuki is affixed to a pure silver backs.

A manuki is an item that adorned the hilt of a 19th century katana (samurai sword fittings) placed on the tsuka (generally under the tsuka-ito) to fit into the palm for grip. These objects were made in the finest metal working traditions of the Japanese samurai. Most are made from a predominantly copper alloy with a percentage of gold (shakudō). This was then treated to produce the characteristic dark to black surface. Finally, these were selectively acid gilded.

The samurai who carried their decorous katanas were members of the powerful military-nobility caste of Japan until they were abolished in 1873 following the Battle of Shiroyama. This was a period of great decline for these noble men many of whom suddenly found themselves plunged into poverty. At that time, the superbly crafted swords were discarded sometimes even used to line wagon wheels. It was during this period (1875-1910) that the menuki and other sword furniture were recycled into jewelry pieces and sold to the tourist trade as there was no other available source of income.

As they wear, the reddish copper color comes to predominate, so this is a good way to judge how well preserved a menuki is. These are exquisitely detailed. This piece is signed by the maker, Otsuryuken.

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これは賢明な人とスタッフの残高や奇抜なデザインとまれで、細かい金箔赤銅と銀のブローチです。 menukiは、純粋な銀の背中に取り付けられています。

manukiはグリップのための手のひらに収まるように(一般的にツーカー-ITO下)ツーカー上に配置された19世紀の刀(サムライ刀装具)の柄を飾ったアイテムです。これらのオブジェクトは、日本の武士の最高の金属加工の伝統で行われました。最も金の割合(赤銅)で主に銅合金から作られます。次いで、これをブラック表面に特徴暗いを生成するために処理しました。最後に、これらを選択的に酸金色でした。

彼らは城山の戦い、次の1873年に廃止されるまで、その上品な刀を実施武士は日本の強力な軍事貴族階級のメンバーでした。これは突然自身が貧困に陥っ見られる多くの人のこれらの高貴な男性のための偉大な衰退の時代でした。その際、見事に細工された剣は時にはワゴンホイールを裏打ちするために使用し廃棄しました。それはmenukiや他の剣の家具が宝石片にリサイクルされ、収入のない他の利用可能なソースが存在しなかったとして、観光業に売却されたことを、この期間(1875年から1910年)の間にありました。

彼らが着用したように、赤みがかった銅色が優勢になるので、これはmenukiがどのように良く保存さを判断するための良い方法です。これらは、絶妙に詳述されています。この作品は、メーカーによって署名されています。
 
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