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Tsuba with design of fish

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Signed

Shunmei Hogen, with a kao 春明法眼(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.3 x 1 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5489

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: wood-bark effect; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor