Japanese Bronze Kozuka Carp Fish Handle. Silver Letter Opener. Meiji c1880.


This antique Japanese letter opener has a bronze Kozuka handle, dates from the Meiji period and has a silver blade that is marked with a fish type character.

The beautiful bronze handle is wonderfully decorated on both sides with real gold highlights which show off the craftsman's skill for detail and this one features a carp swimming amongst weed.

Material: Bronze. White metal (Tests as silver). Gold.

Date: Meiji period c1880.

Marks: Marked with a fish type character.

Length: 20.5 cm (8") approx.

Weight: 36 g.

Condition: Excellent antique condition with some light signs of use in keeping with age. Some minor surface scratches and wear. Please see pictures. Comes in a gift box.

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