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Tsuba with design of dragon, tiger and clouds

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Inscription

Horeki tori sansai junigatsu mikka kore o tsukuru; Made on a day in the twelfth month of the third, cock, year of Horeki (=1753) 寳暦酉三歳十二月三日作之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1753

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.1 x 0.7 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1799

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor