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Tsuba with design of festooned pine branch

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Signed

Katsuryuken Masayoshi 葛龍軒政盧

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 8.1 x 0.7 cm (3 5/16 x 3 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2278

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and shibuichi; copper sekigane, shakudo plugs; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor