19TH C. JAPANESE MIXED METAL ONI DEMON PAGE TURNER
Period/Date: circa 1880, Meiji period
Materials: Brass, copper, gold gilding
Description: This extremely well detailed example has a gilded copper handle in the form of an "oni" demon bearing a "koro". The craftsmanship is stellar! The blade is also finely engraved with a dragon. It was used as a page turner and letter opener. The overall condition is excellent with some minor nicks and rubbing. The blade has some play to it. Presented on a custom metal display stand.
Dimensions: Length 11.75" (30 cm), Width 1 1/8" (2.9 cm)