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Tsuba with design of branches

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Signed

Higo no kuni Kumafu no ju Ichiryusai Chikatoshi saku 肥後国熊府住一龍斎親利作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.4 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2041

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and lead; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, zogan and tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor