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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 8 x 0.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1830

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor