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Pair of menuki in the form of tigers
Taizan Motoaki, Japanese, 1825–1850
early to mid-19th century
Tsuba with design of traveling Chinese scholar...
Higashiyama Motonobu, Japanese, about...
Late 19th century (before 1890)
Tsuba with design of flying goose
Hagiya Katsuhira, Japanese, 1804–1876
Late 19th century (before 1886)
Tsuba with design of water-buffalo and pine tree
Oyama Motozane I, Japanese, 1741–1830
mid-19th century (?)
Tsuba with design of massed chrysanthemums
Egawa Toshihide, Japanese
Tsuba with design of female ghost
Yoshikawa Motonaga, Japanese
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Kanamono in the form of the Seven Gods of Good...
Kobayashi Yoshimasa, Japanese
Late 18th century
Kanamono in the form of a mounted samurai...
late 18th–early 19th century
Hexagonal box and cover with stand with design...
Unno Moritoshi, Japanese, 1834–1896
mid to late 19th century (before 1889)
Tsuba with design of ho-o birds
Hitotsuyanagi Tomoyoshi III, Japanese, died...
Late 18th–early 19th century
Tsuba with design of interlocking hexagons
Sugiyama Motochika, Japanese