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Antique Japanese Iron Stirrups with Abalone Shell Inlays

$5,800per set

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A pair of antique Japanese abumi, horse-riding stirrups for nobles or samurais, in cast iron of Nanban style with Agai (abalone shell) inlay, circa Momoyama to Edo period (16th-17th century) . The prototype of Japanese abumi of this "swan" shape became established in Heian period (710-794 AD). The surface of this pair is completely covered with tiny square abalone shell inlays. The small lustrous abalone shells were mosaiced with black squares forming a rather modern appearance and it is striking under the light. This sort of geometrical inlays is not very common and perhaps was inspired by the Portuguese influence upon contact or even made to appear to the foreign market. In the center, there are two thick "Wa" mons in gold lacquer (supreme circle). The interior is lacquered in a vermilion red.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th-18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Antique condition as shown, each has aged stable crackles on the surface, small areas losses of inlays, patina, present beautifully.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945020974952

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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