Japanese Bronze Fishermen Squid Kozuka Handle. Silver Letter Opener. Meiji.


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 two fishermen, one with a squid attached to his leg under a full moon.

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: 38 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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