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Tsuba with design of dragonfly and suisen (narcissus)

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Signed

Jochiku, with a kao 如竹(花押)

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

53

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1133

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: gold, shibuichi and shell; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor