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Kozuka with design of plum branch and sun

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Ikkin, with a kao, Ansei sannen tatsu moshun; In the third, dragon, year of Ansei, early spring (=1856) 安政三年辰孟春一琴(花押) 梅が香に のつと日の出る 山路かな

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1856

Catalogue Raisonné

122

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.98

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: silver and gold; decorative technique: iroe hirazogan and katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor