Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Japanese full length tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of burl keyaki hardwood with original lacquer finish. The hand forged iron barrel is inlaid with a 3/4 length silver dragon swirling through clouds. Original decorative brass fittings with auspicious animals such as fu-dogs, birds and flowers. Unusual silver inlaid stripes on the mouth of the barrel.

Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this tanagashima is in the back.)

Age: Edo Period (c. 1840)

Dimensions: 53 1/4" long (18" high on stand)
item #1431975