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Tsuba with design of grasses

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Signed

Karyuken, with seal Kiyotatsu 花柳軒 印 清辰

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2276

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; other metals: shakudo; copper sekigane; decorative technique: iroe hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor