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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemum blossoms

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Suiryusai Takase Eiju, with a gold-inlaid kao 垂柳壽高瀬栄寿(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5440

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold seal; copper sekigane; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: usunikubori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor