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Tsuba with design of hollyhock leaf and stem

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Signed

Echizen no ju Kinai saku [Made by Kinai of Echizen Province] 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: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2081

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo plug, copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori, sukashi-bori and engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor