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Kozuka with design of chidori and waves

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Signed

Tokao Hideaki, with a kao 桃花翁英明(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1047

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: reverse shibuichi; gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori and shippo

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor