Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Japanese tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Not original barrel, this one has been replaced with a shorter forged barrel onto the rifle wood stock.
Made of hardwood with lacquer finish. Silver inlay on the iron barrel includes an rare arrow motif. Elaborate brass work includes little florets and frolicking fu-dogs. Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (This tanagashima is the front gun in the group picture.)

Age: Edo Period (c. 1840)

Dimensions: 27" long (9 1/2" high on stand)
item #1431788