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Tsuba with design of autumn leaves

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Signed

Aizu no ju Toyosai Kaneyasu, with a kao 會津住東陽斎包考(花押)

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.4 x 0.5 cm (3 7/16 x 3 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2511

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and shibuichi; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor