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Tsuba with design of clouds and paulownia mon

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Signed

Bishu no ju Norifusa, with a kao; kumo kore o horu [clouds by Norifusa of Owari Province] 尾州住則総(花押) 雲彫之

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: 7 x 6.6 x 0.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1918

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor