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Kozuka with design of a figure fruitlessly attempting to catch a catfish with a gourd (hyotan namazu)

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Signed

Kenjo zu [Minoda Tomoyoshi, (from a) design by Kenjo] Minoda Tomoyoshi 顕乗図 箕田朝美(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1019

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor