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Tsuba with design of fruiting gourd vine

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Signed

Echizen no ju Kinai saku 越前住記内作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2074

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor